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Kavik the Wolf Dog Novel Unit

Grade Levels
5th - 7th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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46 pages
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Kavik the Wolf Dog by Walt Morey is a complete novel unit that students love. Kavik the Wolf Dog delivers excitement and a great lesson about courage and the meaning of home in a low prep novel resource with unique activity options.

This Kavik novel unit includes several ongoing activities that students complete throughout the reading, a variety of graphic organizers, small research/non-fiction tasks, and comprehension questions that require students to identify textual evidence.

The product is a zipped file with two secure PDF files. The download includes a student PDF with all student activity pages that teachers can print as a novel study packet for reading groups. The second PDF has the teacher notes, answer keys, book test, etc.

Resource Includes:

CCSS (6th grade)

Vocabulary List for each chapter

Reading Comprehension Questions

Picture Caption Activity

Character Charts

Alaska Setting Activity compare/contrast

Types of Conflict

Animal Behavior Mini Research Activity

Map Kavik's Journey

The Theme of Home

Reading Comprehension Test

Name Writing Activity

**Answer keys, teacher notes, and student samples included for all activity pages and handouts except the vocabulary lists**

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Literature Unit, Novel Study, theme, Alaska, reading groups, literature circles

Total Pages
46 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.


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