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The Call of the Wild - Essay Introduction in Google Classroom

The Call of the Wild - Essay Introduction

If you are unfamiliar with what the essay will look like, read The Call of the Wild Essay Preview under Class Resources.

The introduction is the first paragraph of your essay.  In your introduction you will summarize the story and end the paragraph with your thesis statement.

Begin the paragraph with the following sentence starter:
The Call of the Wild by Jack London is about….(Summarize the story, including only the most important details.)

After you’ve summarized the story, introduce your thesis statement. Use one of the following sentence starters to help you write your thesis statement or create one of your own:

1. One of the major themes in the story is that…(Example: you must adapt in order to survive.)
2. This story should/should not be read by sixth grade students because … (Provide three reasons.)
3. I like/dislike this book because... (Provide three reasons)

*(Remember: your thesis statement is the last sentence of your introduction. It is the heart of your essay. You will support your thesis statement with the three body paragraphs that follow.)

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The Call of the Wild Essay - Choose a Topic, Write a Thesis Statement in Google Classroom

The Call of the Wild Essay - Choose a Topic, Write a Thesis Statement

On the document below you will submit possible thesis statements for approval.  I must approve one of your thesis statements before you can begin writing your essay.

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The Call of the Wild - Literary Response for Chapters 4 and 5 in Google Classroom

The Call of the Wild - Literary Response for Chapters 4 and 5

Open the document below and follow the directions. Make sure you turn your work in before it is due.

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The Call of the Wild - Chapter 7 Quiz in Google Classroom

The Call of the Wild - Chapter 7 Quiz

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The Call of the Wild - Chapter 7 notes in Google Classroom

The Call of the Wild - Chapter 7 notes

Take notes for Chapter 7 on the document below.

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The Call of the Wild - Chapter 6 notes in Google Classroom

The Call of the Wild - Chapter 6 notes

Take notes for Chapter 6 on the document below.

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The Call of the Wild - Chapter 5 and 6 Quiz in Google Classroom

The Call of the Wild - Chapter 5 and 6 Quiz

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The Call of the Wild - Chapter 5 Notes in Google Classroom

The Call of the Wild - Chapter 5 Notes

After reading Chapter 5, answer the questions in the document below.

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The Call of the Wild - Chapter 3 and 4 Quiz in Google Classroom

The Call of the Wild - Chapter 3 and 4 Quiz

Take the quiz after reading Chapter 4.

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The Call of the Wild - Chapter 4 notes in Google Classroom

The Call of the Wild - Chapter 4 notes

Take notes for Chapter 4 on the document below.

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The Call of the Wild - Chapter 3 Notes in Google Classroom

The Call of the Wild - Chapter 3 Notes

After reading Chapter 3, answer the questions in the document below.

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Call of the Wild - Literary Response for Chapters 1-3 in Google Classroom

Call of the Wild - Literary Response for Chapters 1-3

Open the document below and follow the directions. Make sure you turn your work in before it is due.

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The Call of the Wild - Chapter 2 Notes in Google Classroom

The Call of the Wild - Chapter 2 Notes

After reading Chapter 2, answer the questions in the document below.

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The Call of the Wild - Chapter 2 Quiz in Google Classroom

The Call of the Wild - Chapter 2 Quiz

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The Call of the Wild - Chapter 1 Notes in Google Classroom

The Call of the Wild - Chapter 1 Notes

After reading Chapter 1, answer the questions in the document below.

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"The Call of the Wild" Chapter 1 Quiz

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Additional Clause and Sentence Types Practice in Canvas in Google Classroom

Additional Clause and Sentence Types Practice in Canvas

In Canvas, complete the following two practice quizzes:

Complete the Adjective/Adverb Practice 2 at the bottom of the Clause module.
Complete the Identifying Types of Sentences Practice 3 at the bottom of the Sentence Structure module.

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Personal Narrative - Final Draft in Google Classroom

Personal Narrative - Final Draft

Write your personal narrative on the document below.

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Identifying Types of Sentences - Practice in Canvas in Google Classroom

Identifying Types of Sentences - Practice in Canvas

Use the link below to navigate to Canvas.  Then take the two Identifying Types of Sentences Practice quizzes at the bottom of the Sentence Structure module.  Retake each quiz until you get a perfect score.  You must get a perfect score on each quiz to get credit for this assignment.

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Writing Sentences with Adverb Clauses
 in Google Classroom

Writing Sentences with Adverb Clauses

Follow the directions on the document below.  Turn in your work when you are done.

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Compound Sentences in Google Classroom

Compound Sentences

On the document below, use each of the coordinating conjunctions in a compound sentence.  A compound sentence is made of two independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction.

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Clause Practice in Canvas - Part 1 in Google Classroom

Clause Practice in Canvas - Part 1

Click on the link below to complete the Clause Practices in Canvas.  For Wednesday you must complete both the independent/subordinate clause practices and the two adjective practices with scores of 10 out of 10 on all the quizzes.

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Plot Map in Google Classroom

Plot Map

Decide what experience you will write about.   Then, create a plot map of your personal narrative on the document below.

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Personal Narrative Quickwrite #1 in Google Classroom

Personal Narrative Quickwrite #1

On the document below, write about a time that you felt fear or about a time that you had to overcome anxiety.

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Personal Narrative Quickwrite #2 in Google Classroom

Personal Narrative Quickwrite #2

On the document below, write about a time that you felt a sense of accomplishment.  As an alternative, you can write about a time that you learned a life lesson

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Personal Narrative Quickwrite #3 in Google Classroom

Personal Narrative Quickwrite #3

Write about any memorable experience you've had in your life.  For this quickwrite, you can choose any experience to write about.

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"The Bracelet" Summary

On the document below write a summary of "The Bracelet."  Your summary should be around five or six sentences long. It should be concise and should include only the most important details.

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Parts of Speech Review in Google Classroom

Parts of Speech Review

Click on the link below to do the Parts of Speech Review in Canvas.  Carefully read about each part of speech before completing the practice quizzes.  You can take the quizzes as many times as you want.  Your quiz scores will be recorded in the grade book.

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"The Bracelet" Literary Response 2

Answer the questions on the document below.

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"The Bracelet" Quiz

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"The Bracelet" Literary Response and Analysis Part 1

Answer the questions on the document below.

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Commit to Read a Book from the Amplify Library in Google Classroom

Commit to Read a Book from the Amplify Library

By filling out the form below, you are committing to read the book you've written on the form. If you want to change the book you are reading, you must request the change by emailing your teacher at dangrime@ccusd.org

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Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment in Google Classroom

Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment

Read the two articles on the document below.  Then, on the other document, write your response to the writing prompt that appears below the two articles.  Make sure you review the rubric so that you know what to include in your written response.  Your written response should be one complete paragraph.

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"Ta-Na-E-Ka" Quiz

Click on the link below to take the quiz.

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"Ta-Na-E-Ka" Summary

Write a summary of the short story "Ta-Na-E-ka."  Use the following sentence starter to begin your summary:


The short story "Ta-Na-E-Ka" by Mary Whitebird is about....

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"Ta-Na-E-Ka" - Heritage Question

Read the passages on the first document.

Then read the directions on the second document, and write a paragraph on the last page of the document. Turn it in when you are done.

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"Ta-Na-E-Ka" Compare and Contrast Paragraph

Open the document below and follow the directions. The paragraph you will be writing was started for you at the bottom of the document.

If you'd like, you can move the paragraph to the second page. Otherwise, If you run out of space, continue writing on the next page.

You are also welcome to modify the sentence starters, but your final paragraph must follow the outline.

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Rite of Passage - Paragraph Response in Google Classroom

Rite of Passage - Paragraph Response

Imagine that your parents asked you to participate in the ritual that you saw performed by the Satere-Mawe tribe in the video we watched in class. Would you do it? If so, explain why? If not, why not? What would you say to get out of it?

Write your response on the document below

For this assignment I will be looking closely at your topic sentence. Your topic sentence must use the words from the question and it must provide a clear complete answer.

The rest of your paragraph should include four or more sentences that support your topic sentence.

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"All Summer in a Day" Summary

Watch the video below.  Then, on the document write a summary of "All Summer in a Day."  Proofread, edit, and revise your work before turning it in.  Make sure your summary is concise and it includes only the most important details.  Your summary should be free from errors.

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"All Summer in a Day" Narrative Writing Assignment

On the document below, write what you think would be a good ending to "All Summer in a Day." The ending you write should be one that Ray Bradbury would have written. It must contain at least two similes and two metaphors and two lines of dialogue. Highlight your similes in yellow and metaphors in light blue.

When writing dialogue keep in mind that every time a new character speaks, you must indent and put their words inside quotation marks. Use the story as a model.

Your ending should be no longer than a half page.

Start your ending with the following lines: They unlocked the door, even more slowly, and let Margot out.

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"All Summer in a Day" Identify and Analyze Figurative Language

Open the attached document and complete the assignment. There are two parts to the assignment. After you complete both parts, turn in your document.

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Autobiographical Essay and Self Portrait in Google Classroom

Autobiographical Essay and Self Portrait

The instructions for this assignment are included in the attachment below.  In the other attachment are two examples of student work.

This assignment will be done on paper and must be turned in at school.  If you are not able to print your essay, you should write it by hand.

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"All Summer in a Day" Quiz

Take this quiz after you've read the story.  You might want to review the slideshow on plot before you take the quiz because there are several question about plot on the quiz.

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Written Response to Mars Question in Google Classroom

Written Response to Mars Question

Watch the "All Summer in a Day" Introductory Slide Show and the Video on how to Write a Paragraph Response to a Question if you haven't already done so.  Then follow the directions provided in the document below.