The Call of the Wild: Characters

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Cover the canine characters in The Call of the Wild through discussion and writing. Small groups complete a jigsaw-style activity, with each group focusing on one dog and using textual evidence to back up their ideas. Next, individuals respond in writing to several provided questions about the fight between Buck and Spitz. The handout referenced at the very beginning of the plan is included in the materials tab.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Requires collaboration, analysis, and the use of textual evidence
  • A homework assignment is included to keep the class on track with the reading
Cons

  • It's not entirely clear how pupils are meant to structure their written responses; however, you can make this choice and communicate your wishes to the class