Personal Use Download. This item is for personal use only. You may use it for your own children as needed. Please
contact me at erica@confessionsofahomeschooler if you are using the curriculum in a multiple-family co-op group or a
NOTE: This file is a downloadable PDF document only. You will not receive a hard copy.
The Call of the Wild tells the tale of an extraordinary Yukon sled dog. Buck was always a peaceful animal, but one day
he is kidnapped and made to work as a sled dog. Can Buck find a way to trust men again? Or will he eventually succumb
to his instincts that the wild has awaken in him?
This accompanying unit study is meant to be used with the Call of the
Wild Classic Starts version as retold from the Jack London original. The Classic Start versions are find them a
little easier for younger readers, but you could certainly use this unit study with the original version if you have
an older student. The lapbook chapters will correlate with the Classic Starts edition, but the concepts are the same,
so you should be able to complete the units using any version you choose.
Watch The Call of the Wild Lapbook Video to see more
What ages are these units for?
I normally recommend my literature units for elementary level readers grades 1-5. You can assign them out individually
to your student so they read on their own, then complete the mini-book assignment for each chapter. There are writing
assignments for each chapter as your students answer comprehension questions from the reading. So you’ll just want to
make sure they’re comfortable writing.
Or you can read it together as a group if you have younger readers, then have them complete the mini-book assignments
when you’re done with each chapter.
How long does the literature unit take?
That really depends on your child’s reading speed, and how many chapters there are in the book! And how fast your
child reads through the chapters as well.
Each one varies in length, and you can easily modify these units to fit your schedule. So for example, you can assign
one chapter per day plus the associated mini-book assignments, or you can have them do 2-3/week. It’s totally up to
you, your schedule, and your student.
What’s included in the Unit Study?
Each unit includes everything you need to complete the literature unit and lapbook with the exception of the book
itself and a couple of regular file folders.
The download includes a teacher’s manual with the daily reading assignments, along with the comprehension questions
and answers for each chapter. This makes it much easier for you to help your students even if you haven’t read the
There is also one mini-book for each chapter in the book. Inside your student will answer a comprehension question
that relates directly to the chapter they’ve just read. Some assignments include vocabulary words, comprehension
questions, and completing the various reports included in the curriculum.
For older students:
This unit includes 5 reports that your students can complete. If you have older readers, have them do these reports to
make the unit a bit more challenging. If you have younger readers, you might prefer to ask the questions verbally so
they aren’t having to write a report.
The reports include:
- Story Facts (Setting, Main Plot, Main Characters)
- Protagonist vs. Antagonist
- Prediction Sheet
- My Book Report
- Book vs. Movie
- Storyboard timeline
As you read through the book, each chapter has a mini-book with comprehension questions for your student to complete.
This unit has 13 mini-books plus a vocabulary mini-book full of terms to learn throughout the story.
Then on the backside of the lapbook, I added a pocket to the backside where you can store the reports and story
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