The Call of The Wild Novel Study

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Answer the call when life gets tough. Buck's life is forever changed in the The Call of the Wild when his happy pampered life is stolen from him after he is taken from his family. Pupils use Buck's story to learn about overcoming difficulties and perseverance as they learn 12 rigorous vocabulary words, put themselves in Buck's position, and analyze multi-syllable words.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Preface the story with a study of the past need and importance of sled dogs
  • Use a map to track Buck's travels
Classroom Considerations

  • Uses ethnic slurs, which the resource addresses
  • Pupils need access to art materials
  • Resource is only a preview of the full novel study

  • Includes higher-level critical thinking questions
  • Makes note of 12 vocabulary words

  • Does not provide an answer key
Common Core