Study Guide and Web resources for students reading The Call of the Wild by Jack London.
Students in Mr. Ott's language arts classes will find the links below helpful in their study of this novel. This will be one of the most challenging reading experiences that most of our students will have faced up to this point in their schooling. Many students will find the reading arduous, but upon completion all students will find that they possess a stronger command of their language if they actively strive to master this piece of literature.
Practice activities will be posted here regularly once the reading begins. Students who take advantage of these activities will find that their efforts translate into success. Also, students may want to take advantage of the download center at the bottom of the page. Handouts and study guides that are used as we read may be downloaded from here after they have been assigned. If you need a clean copy, you can find it here.
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Full text with Audio by Lit2Go
This is a great way to review the day's reading without having to read the text completely on your own.
|Simplified version of the text in Audiobook format. |
Listen and read along.
This may not use the same language, but it is the same story. If you are struggling with the full text, this may help you follow the story.
The Vocabulary portion of this unit is more difficult than students have experienced this year. To help gain a thorough understanding of the meanings and usage of the selected vocabulary, students may find that several examples of each words use helpful. Both of these links offer search tools to access the usage of the vocabulary in context. Students are encouraged to explore both resources.
Click on the walking wolf
|1981 Animated TV Movie interpretation of the story. |
This version generally follows the story, and includes most of the significant moments from the book, but it changes the story in several places that matter. I'd recommend viewing this only after we finish the reading.
Also Available in Spanish
Chapters 1 & 2
Vocabulary Review #2(Extra Study Sheet)
Chapter 6 & 7
Online Study Guide - Sparknotes Novel Guide
|Vocabulary Assignment #1 Word Games (1-10) |
Vocabulary Test #1 - If you need a clean copy.
In Class Grammar Activities
More Help with Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
|Vocabulary Assignment #2 Word Games (1-10) |
Jack London Net - Informative site exploring both his life and his literature.
The Jack London Collection - Huge site devoted to all aspects of London's life and work.
Gold Rush Terms - What do some of those unusual words really mean?
National Parks Klondike Gold Rush Page
Explore North Gold Rush Links
Photographs from the Klondike Region and the Gold Rush
Overview of the Klondike Gold Rush with related Photographs from the Washington Library.
The Call - listen to real wolves howl...no kidding!
What Makes a Great Sled Dog - National Geographic Article and Video
The Official Iditarod Sled Race Site
This page and the study guide resources for the novel have been designed by me (Greg Ott) for the use of my students at Valley Jr. High School in Salt Lake City Utah. Visitors are welcome to use these materials and/or this site to enhance their own study of the novel. I am always interested in the successful use of these materials and am likewise interested in suggested improvements. Please direct questions and/or comments to me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you for stopping by. Return to Greg Ott's Homepage