Unit 2: (Guidebook 2.0)

47 Instructional Days

The Call of the Wild by Jack London


Students read literary and informational texts about human interaction with animals and nature. They understand how authors portray animals to serve a purpose and make a comment about human interaction with animals. Students then explore scientific and personal accounts of animal cognition to express their understanding of Jack London’s portrayal of Buck and his interaction with humans in The Call of the Wild. This unit focuses on character point of view/perspective and the development of theme.


The culminating writing task centers on literary analysis.