The Call of the Wild

When the wild calls, answer. Jack London's classic novel The Call of the Wild gets a digital upgrade with an e-text and audiobook version of the story. Each chapter of the online version is labeled with the Flesch-Kincaid level and word count. The entire book has a readbility level of 7.1 and contains 32,361 words. Readers can read the text or listen to the embedded audio files for each chapter.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Track the changes in Buck's character as the novel progresses
  • Ask the question "What is the call of the wild?" and have scholars answer with references to the story
Classroom Considerations

  • Audio varies in length from 17-34 minutes by chapter; the file length appears on each individual chapter page

  • Main page clearly organizes novel into chapters and offers short summaries of each one

  • Narration moves quickly and may prove difficult to follow