Teaching Hemingway’s "Cross-Country Snow"
Outlines his student-centered strategies for engaging students intellectually, emotionally, and personally with Hemingway’s story about the value of friendship. Fruitfully links the work to Hemingway’s earlier Toronto Star dispatch, “Christmas on the Roof of the World,” to further explicate the story’s lessons on the importance of seizing life’s opportunities and dealing stoically with its disappointments. Daiker discusses his use of writing as a tool for critical thinking and priming class discussion. Includes a variety of writing prompts and sample student responses.