The Call of the Wild: Symbols and Metaphors

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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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Pros

  • The plan asks thought-provoking questions and also asks pupils to consider complex elements of the text
Cons

  • Some pupils will need additional scaffolding for the discussion; consider providing time to note down ideas and discuss with a partner before launching into the whole-class discussion