The Call of the Wild Teacher Resources
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New Review The Call of the Wild: Themes of the Novel
Jack London includes a great deal about the relationship between nature and civilization in his book The Call of the Wild. Ask your class members to examine this theme through discussion and writing. The resource includes quotes to focus on and questions to answer as your class moves through an exploration of theme in the novel.
In The Call of the Wild worksheets, students complete several different activities that cover chapters one through four. These activities further advance the students' understanding of the text.
For this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about Jack London's The Call of the Wild. Students may check some of their answers online.
In this The Call of the Wild worksheets, students use questions to help them use them actively read and increase their reading comprehension for chapters one through seven in the book.
In this vocabulary worksheet, learners match words to definitions and complete a word search for vocabulary from The Call of the Wild. Students complete 10 words for each exercise.
A tale of adventure and woe, The Call of the Wild tends to be very memorable. How much do you remember? A lot of summary is included in the questions for this quiz that focus on characters from the novel.
New Review The Call of the Wild: The Plot Unfolds
After completing The Call of the Wild, have your learners go over the plot. In small groups, pupils map the plot, making sure to include the important events listed on this page. Following this activity, individuals write about foreshadowing in the novel, taking note of specific textual evidence to support their ideas.
New Review The Call of the Wild: Character Development
While the main character of The Call of the Wild is Buck the dog, there is a cast of important human characters involved in the story. Ask your learners to take a look at these characters and examine the relationships between the human characters and animal characters. Individuals or small groups can choose from the list of characters or you can assign them and conduct a jigsaw-style discussion.
Examine Buck and the point of view of the narrator in Jack London's The Call of the Wild. Start off with small group discussion. The plan provides three passages for group members to analyze. Next, ask individuals to flip the relationship between main character and narrator and narrate stories from their own lives, but from the point of view of a pet or other animal.
New Review The Call of the Wild: Symbols and Metaphors
Take a close look at a specific passage in The Call of the Wild about the song of the huskies and discuss how this passage is related to metaphor and theme. Stay on the topic of metaphor and symbolism with a brief writing assignment. The lesson includes prompts for both the discussion and the writing assignment, as well as a homework assignment to keep your class moving along with the novel. Find the referenced handout in the materials tab.
Close up your unit on The Call of the Wild by Jack London with an examination of what makes a book memorable and effective. During discussion, students apply general qualities of a great book to The Call of the Wild and touch on the voice of the narrator and concerns and motivations of the characters in the novel. Learners then compose a persuasive letter, explaining why the recipient should read the book. Time is also allotted for class members to work on the essays they started for homework the night before.
For this reading response worksheet, students think about the necessities of life and loading a sled after reading Call of the Wild by Jack London. Students answer 10 true and false questions about what are true necessities for traveling in the icy North.
For this gold rush math worksheet, students first read a one page text about the history of the Klondike gold rush then answer 10 math word problems using the information in the text. This is related to the book The Call of the Wild.
Prompt your class to interact with Jack London's Call of the Wild. By analyzing the events in the novel, middle schoolers discover how human experiences create who a person becomes. They critique and analyze the reading, focusing on point of view and character perspective. Finally, they create a graph that show patterns of behavior in the life of Jack London.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Jack London's The Call of the Wild. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this comprehension learning exercise, students read chapters 5 - 7 of Call of the Wild and complete multiple choice questions. Students complete 15 questions.
In this vocabulary activity worksheet, students read 8 descriptions and match them to the correct vocabulary word from the book, Call of the Wild.
In this vocabulary activity, students read the 10 descriptions for the vocabulary words from the book Call of the Wild. Students match the descriptions to the correct word.