The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Lesson plans and teaching resources

The Call of the Wild
Text of the novella in 2 formats: MP3 (downloadable) or web page. Organized by chapter.

The Call of the Wild
Suggested teaching schedule for a 10 Day class study of the book. Lesson plans and handouts can be downloaded individually by clicking on the name of the file in the schedule below. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view these files.

The Call of the Wild
With a focus on a theme of survival in the wild, this site offers theme openers, crosscurricular learning activities, research assignments, and suggestions for related reading.

The Call of the Wild
Vocabulary, chapter-by-chapter reading questions and writing topics.

The Call of the Wild
Resources here include an extensive list of vocabulary words divided by chapter, two quizzes, related math questions, and an alternate ending.

The Call of the Wild
Chapter-by-chapter study questions and answers. Requires Adobe Reader for access.

Showing Some Creative Problem Solving
Students will read an excerpt from The Call of the Wild , focusing on the character of Buck solving a problem, listening carefully to London's word choice. Students will think of their own animals with original problems to be solved. Students will then create a 3-paragraph story, detailing a problem and the eventual solution with words. This lesson focuses on idea development and word choice.

Miles Canyon, Yukon, Canada
What does the Yukon look like? Photo and additional information.

Study Guide for The Call of the Wild
Biography, background information, vocabulary, and a variety of reading and writing activities. Requires Adobe Reader for access.

A Teacher's Guide for The Call of the Wild
This 17-page document includes background information, prereading activities, discussion questions, vocabulary, activities, and suggestions for extended learning. A guide to "To Build a Fire" begins on page 14. Requires Adobe Reader for access.

Vocabulary from The Call of the Wild :

Words are presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, synonyms, more.

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