The Call of the Wild: Narrative and Point of View

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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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • While it's not listed in the plan, you may wish to have a whole-class discussion after the small-group portion
Pros

  • Incorporates collaboration in order to explore Buck and his world
  • The writing assignment is engaging and requires young writers to use imagination and consider the role of the narrator
  • Includes a homework assignment to keep your class on track
Cons

  • None