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The Call of the Wild

Chapter 7

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In the summers there is one visitor, however, to that valley, of which the Yeehats do not know. It is a great, gloriously coated wolf, like, and yet unlike, all other wolves. He crosses alone from the smiling timber land and comes down into an open space among the trees. Here a yellow stream flows from rotted moose-hide sacks and sinks into the ground, with long grasses growing through it and vegetable mold overrunning it and hiding its yellow from the sun; and here he muses for a time, howling once, long and mournfully, ere he departs.

But he is not always alone. When the long winter nights come on and the wolves follow their meat into the lower valleys, he may be seen running at the head of the pack through the pale moonlight or glimmering borealis, leaping gigantic above his fellows, his great throat a-bellow as he sings a song of the younger world, which is the Resources song of the pack.Stop and Think! Resources

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Thornton and Buck embark on a search for the Lost Cabin.

They find a different gold mine instead and collect gold.

Buck is stirred by the call of the wild.

Buck befriends a wild wolf and tracks down a moose.

Thornton and company are killed by the Yeehats, and Buck takes revenge.

Buck becomes a member of the wild pack.

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In my summary, I focused on the main events and important details that captured the gist of the chapter, especially those that reflected or resulted in the significant changes in Buck's life.



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When searching for a fabled the lost cabin, Thornton finds a rich gold field and they mine the gold. Buck is stirred by the call of the wild. He befriends a wolf and spends more time alone in the woods. Buck finds that Thornton and his team have been killed by the Yeehats. Buck is outraged and attacks the Yeehats before fleeing into the wild to finally join the wolves for good.

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Hali's Thoughts

To create my summary I 'stepped back' and tried to remember all of the important events and feelings in the chapter. The pictures helped me experience some of the important moments.

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Monty's Thoughts

In my summary, I focused on the main events and important details that captured the gist of the chapter, especially those that reflected or resulted in the significant changes in Buck's life.

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Hali's Thoughts

To create my summary I 'stepped back' and tried to remember all of the important events and feelings in the chapter. The pictures helped me experience some of the important moments.

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Pedro's Self Check

To check your summary, ask yourself if your summary—

Captures the main ideas and key information.

Has the right amount of detail (not too much, not too little).

Combines several ideas or facts into one statement.

Paraphrases, or explains in your own words.

Includes information from text and images.

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Monty's Thoughts

When I approach the end of a chapter, I like to summarize. This helps me review what I know so far about the story and what questions I might have to discuss with a friend or teacher.

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Hali's Thoughts

I find that I discover more about what the author is trying to convey in the story when I question the contents that I read. As I ask questions such as 'who', 'what', 'when', 'why', and 'how,' I begin to grasp the storyline more clearly.