White Fang

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In the desolate, frozen wilds of northwest Canada, a wolf cub soon finds himself the sole survivor of the litter. Son of Kiche-half-wolf, half-dog-and the aging wolf One Eye, he is thrust into a savage world where each day becomes a fight to stay alive. (From feedbooks.com)
Curriculet Details
71 Questions
74 Annotations
4 Quizzes

Designed for students in 5th grade, this free digital curriculum contains annotations explaining textual evidence, author's craft and figurative language. It also contains interactive videos that support comprehension, such as videos about literary devices and structure. Over the course of the book, students will answer Common Core questions and quizzes related to the subjects of theme, summarization, and vocabulary. This free online unit will increase student engagement while building reading comprehension.

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Homework #5

The story you are about to read is one of survival and friendship. Watch the short book trailer for an introduction to the story.  (This annotation contains a video)
Did you know that you can look up any word in the text of the book or the text of the questions and answers? Just click (or press on mobile devices) the word you want to define and hold until the blue text selector pops up. When you release, a define option will appear. Since it's so easy to look up words, make sure you use this feature frequently... Is there a word on this page you need to look up? 
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of indomitable. Which of the following is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for indomitable? 
Dialogue is the conversation between two or more characters in a story. Follow the link to watch the video on dialogue. (This annotation contains a video)
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Henry believes Bill is ______________. 
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Using context clues, what is the most likely meaning of cribbage? 
How does the fire effect the "circle of eyes"? Why does the circle of eyes draw closer to the camp when the fire dies down? 

Homework #6

Multiple-meaning words are words that have more than one meaning. A game can be something you play or an animal that is hunted. Watch the video to learn more about multiple-meaning words.  (This annotation contains a video)
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How is a wolf similar to dog? 
Do you think the stick and collar system will keep the dogs from leaving the pack? 
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What role does the she-wolf play in the pack? Use evidence from the text to support your answer. 
Why is Bill not having coffee? Do you recall what he said about not having coffee for breakfast if any of the dogs went missing? 
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of stubborn. Which of the following is an antonym (word with opposite meaning) for stubborn? 
Clump is a collective noun. Collective nouns name a group of people, animals, or things. Look at the poster for more examples.  (This annotation contains an image)
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Imagery is the use of figurative language to represent objects, actions and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses. How does the author's use of imagery help you "see" the she-wolf? 
Foreshadowing is a literary device in which an author gives an advance hint of what is going to happen later in the story. What is being foreshadowed here? 

Homework #7

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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of auspiciously. Which of the following is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for auspiciously? 
Do you think it is a good idea for the men to unharness the sled dogs? Why or why not? 
Why is Henry not able to sleep at night? 
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Why does Henry need the dogs with him especially at night? 
Parallelism (or parallel structure) is the use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same or similar in their construction, sound, meaning or meter. The use of three consecutive adverbs in this sentence is an example of parallelism. Watch the video to learn why parallel structure is important in writing.  (This annotation contains a video)
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Why must Henry stay close to the fire? 
Point of view is the mode of narration that an author uses to let the readers “hear” and “see” what takes place in a story. Watch the video to learn more about point of view. (This annotation contains a video)
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From which point of view is this story written? 

Homework #9

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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of loath. Which of the following is an antonym (word with opposite meaning) for loath? 
What evidence from the text proves that the large grey wolf is one of the pack leaders? 
What event signifies that the famine is over for the wolves? 
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of placate. Write a synonym (word with similar meaning) for placate. 
What do you think One Eye smells in the forest? 
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How do the wolves know they are close to humans? 

Homework #10

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What causes the she-wolf and One Eye to leave the Indian camp? 
What does this detail reveal about the she-wolf? 
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Why does One Eye know that there will be little meat for him on the trail? 
A ptarmigan is a small chicken-like bird which lives year round in the arctic lands and are most commonly found on the tundra hiding in rocks.  (This annotation contains an image)
Similes compare two distinct objects and draw similarity between them using "like" or "as." Watch the video to learn more about similes.  (This annotation contains a video)
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Using context clues, what is the most likely meaning of racket? 

Homework #11

A lair is a place, such as a cave or hole in the ground, that is inhabited by a wild animal. (This annotation contains an image)
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Volitions are ______________________. 
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This detail reveals that the grey cub's sister _____________. 
What do you predict happened to One Eye? 

Homework #12

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How does the grey cub know to hide from the wolverine when it enters the cave? 
In what way does the grey cub exhibit disobedience? If growth demands disobedience, is there any way for the grey cub to avoid disobedience? 
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of essayed. Which of the following definitions most closely fits the context of the sentence? 
The author uses imagery to help the reader "see" what is taking place in the story. As you read, visualize the grey wolf falling into the ptarmigan nest. 
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Read the highlighted sentence. Explain why this sentence is an example of personification. 
Personification gives a thing, an idea or an animal human qualities. Watch the video to learn more about personification and then answer the question below.  (This annotation contains a video)
Here is a photo of a long-tailed weasel.  (This annotation contains an image)

Homework #13

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Why is it necessary for the grey cub to be cautious? Use evidence from the text to support your answer. 
"Chatter" is an example of onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeic words are words that represent the natural sound of a thing. 
Do you predict the she-wolf will survive the attack from the lynx? 
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What effect does the fight with the lynx have on the grey cub? 
Part 1/Part 2 Quiz 

Homework #15

How does the grey cub react to seeing the humans? 
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of impelled. Which of the following definitions most closely fits the context of the sentence? 
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A clout is ___________________. 
Why does Grey Beaver claim the grey cub as his own? 
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White Fang is amazed by the superiority and ____________ of the man-animals. 
Read the definition of colossal. Can you think of a synonym (word with similar meaning) for colossal? 
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Why is Kiche NOT laughing at White Fang? 
Why is White Fang homesick? What evidence from the text supports your answer? 

Homework #16

Why do you suppose the Indians keep Kiche tied up? 
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Why is Lip-lip the "bane" of White Fang's life? 
How does White Fang feel about his mother? What evidence from the text supports your answer? 
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Why does White Fang not want his mother to go with Three Eagles? 
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Replete means "abounding." Therefore, we can infer that camp-life for White Fang is _________________. 
Conflict is a literary element that involves a struggle between two opposing forces. Internal conflict occurs when a character experiences two opposite emotions or desires. External conflict is when a character finds himself in struggle with outside forces that hamper his progress. Watch the video for a more in-depth look at conflict. Which type of conflict is White Fang experiencing?  (This annotation contains a video)

Homework #17

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Which literary device is used in the highlighted text? 
Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of sanguinary.  

Homework #18

Why does White Fang hide from Grey Beaver and not go to him when he calls? What does White Fang want? 
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What do these details reveal about White Fang? 
Foreshadowing is a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story. Watch the video to learn more about foreshadowing. What is being foreshadowed in the highlighted text?  (This annotation contains a video)
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Why does White Fang expect Grey Beaver to punish him? 

Homework #19

How does being the leader of the pack change how the other dogs view Lip-lip? 
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Team is a/an ____________________. 
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Why is White Fang suspicious of the hands of man-animals? 
Using context clues, what is the most likely meaning of a "papoose"? 
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What is the meaning of the highlighted sentence? 
What do these sentences reveal about White Fang's devotion to Grey Beaver? 

Homework #20

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Why does Baseek walk away from the bone and White Fang? 
What kind of experience do you think White Fang will have? Will this experience change him? 
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Which of the following does White Fang not eat during the famine? 
How does White Fang know to go to the woods to find food? 
Part 3 Quiz 

Homework #22

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Name one reason the sled dogs hate White Fang. 
Why does White Fang not like leading the sled team?  (This annotation contains an image)
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How does Grey Beaver feel about White Fang? 
Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of 'vendetta.' Why does White Fang feel this way about all dogs? 
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of steamer. Which definition most closely fits the context of the sentence? 
How are the white men's dogs different from the Indians' dogs? 

Homework #23

How do the men, the "newcomers," feel about the name 'chechaquos'? What evidence from the text proves your answer? 
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What is the most likely meaning of disdained in the context of this sentence? 
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Why does Grey Beaver NOT want to sell White Fang? 
Grey Beaver becomes addicted to whisky. Do you think he will change his mind and sell White Fang for bottles of whisky? 
What is faithfulness? Is faithfulness a good quality to possess?  
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Based on the details in the text, what do you infer White Fang will do? 

Homework #24

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How does the author's description help you "see" what White Fang looks like? 
What do you think will happen in the pen with White Fang and the mastiff? 
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Based on the context of the sentence, antagonists are ___________. 
How does experience work in White Fang's favor in the fights? 

Homework #25

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Why is White Fang puzzled by the bulldog's reaction in the fight? 
Do you think Cherokee is a good match for White Fang? Why or why not? 
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of inexorable. Which of the following is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for inexorable? 
What will happen when Beauty Smith laughs at White Fang?  
Why are the men unable to pry Cherokee off of White Fang's throat? What evidence from the text supports your answer? 
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Why does Tim Keenan tell Scott not to break Cherokee's teeth? 
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Why does Scott tell Beauty Smith that he is a beast? 
Do you think Scott and Matt will be able to keep White Fang from dying? 
Do you think Tim Keenan will have a confrontation with Weedon Scott later on in the story? 

Homework #26

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How do the men know that White Fang has been a sled-dog in the past? 
How do Matt and Scott feel about taming White Fang? 
Why does Scott want to shoot White Fang? 
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Untamable means _______________. 
What is White Fang's reaction to the rifle? What does this reveal about his intelligence? 
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Based on details in the highlighted sentence, the two men realize that White Fang is ________________. 

Homework #27

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Which type of conflict does White Fang experience in this encounter? 
Why is White Fang not accustomed to a human's touch? 
How can White Fang tell the difference between a good man and an evil man? 
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Why does Weedon Scott feel that White Fang deserves redemption? Cite textual evidence to support your answer. 
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How is the Klondike method of driving dogs different from the methods the Indians used? 
A 'recrudescence' is a recurrence of something. Weedon Scott experiences a recurrence of anger at the mention of Beauty Smith's name. 
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Which meaning of preliminary most closely fits the context of this sentence? 
Part 4 Quiz 

Homework #29

How does White Fang know that something is changing? What do animals possess that allow them to sense certain things? 
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Based on the details in the text, Weedon Scott is ________________. 
How does Scott feel about White Fang? How do you know? 
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What evidence proves that White Fang knows Scott is about to leave on a trip? 
What do you suppose Scott has decided about White Fang? 
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What is the most likely reason Weedon Scott decides to take White Fang to California with him? 

Homework #30

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What is White Fang's sole purpose? 
Imagery is the use of figurative language to represent objects, actions and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses. Imagery is more than just a picture. It can appeal to all five senses. Watch the video to learn more about imagery. How does the author's use of imagery in the highlighted text help you "see" where Weedon Scott is going? (This annotation contains a video)
A porte-cochere is a roofed structure that extends out from the entrance of a building or house. It shelters those getting in or out of vehicles.  (This annotation contains an image)
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Do you think White Fang and the hound will ever be friends? Why or why not? 

Homework #31

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Why does White Fang guard Weedon Scott's family and treat them well? 
Do you suppose Weedon Scott's children will show love to White Fang? If they do, will White Fang's perception of children change? 
Why does White Fang attack the groom? How does his instinct cause him to react in situations like these? 
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of suspicions. Which of the following is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for suspicions? 
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Which literary device is used in this sentence? 
Why must White Fang use self-control? Do you suppose this is difficult for him to do? 

Homework #32

Watch the video. Can you identify the literary device used in this sentence?  (This annotation contains a video)
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How does White Fang feel about other dogs? 
Why does Weedon Scott order White Fang to go home? Do you think White Fang will follow his orders? 
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Using context clues, what is the most likely meaning of disinclined? 
Dynamic vs. Static Characters: Watch the video to learn about static and dynamic characters. Is Collie a static or dynamic character? What evidence from the text supports your answer?  (This annotation contains a video)
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Why does White Fang have a difficult time deciding whether to stay with his master or go with Collie? Use evidence from the text to support your answer. 

Homework #33

Based on the details in the text, where do you suppose Jim Hall is going to show up next? 
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The author uses ______________ to let the reader know that Jim Hall is going to come to the Scotts' house. 
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This detail reveals that _______________. 
Flashbacks are interruptions writers use to insert past events in order to provide background or context to the current events of a narrative. By using flashbacks, writers allow their readers to gain insight into a character’s motivation and provide a background to a current conflict. Dream sequences and memories are methods used to present flashbacks.  (This annotation contains a video)
Part 5 Quiz