Included through out Into the Wild are quotations from famous writers. Here are some inspirational words from men who loved nature and words as much as Chris McCandless. Today, you are all going to find some inspirational words from authors quoted in Into the Wild, select a quote from this author, and then turn the quote into a poem using some of the original words combined with yours. This way, your words will melt in with words from an inspirational author.
Here are two quotations from writers whom I admire:
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives."
--Henry David Thoreau
After you've constructed your poem, create a blog post with an image that relates to it in some way. Go to this site for your image.
Here is a student sample poem.