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Realism, Regionalism, Naturalism
Tuesday, Oct. 23 Bellwork What do you know about the time period from ? – List any important events, people, inventions, books, etc. that you can recall. – If nothing comes to mind, turn to page 450 in the blue textbook and pick out significant events from the timeline.
realism Literary/artistic movement, Sought to portray life as it was really lived, in an objective, factual way. Authors looked for meaning in commonplace, ordinary experiences.
What led to the movement? Began after Civil War Industry started to turn fantasy into reality: the electric light, car, and telephone were developed Readers now wanted to see life as it was, not as it ought to be or some creation of fantasy
Naturalism A subset of Realism Authors tried to examine people objectively & scientifically “Destiny” is determined by heredity, environment, & circumstances Nature is not romantic or inspiring– it’s out to get you, and you have to struggle to survive!
Regionalism Another subset of Realism Fed Americans’ curiosity about other parts of the country Authors capture “local flavor” of a region – Vivid description – Regional dialect/ colloquialisms – Emphasis on speech, dress, customs, etc. – Not always realistic– some “tall tales”
Features to watch for: Hyperbole Understatement Irony Frame Narrative Dialect
Wednesday, October 24 Bellwork Suppose you were a regionalist author writing a story about Fayetteville. – What might your story be about? – What “local color” details would you include to make Fayetteville “come alive” for your audience? – Any words you’d spell differently to reflect how people talk here? – By the way, if you aren’t from Fayetteville, you may write about your hometown.
Thursday, October 25 Bellwork If you had the opportunity to look into the witch’s eye and see how you would die, would you look? Why or why not?
Monday, October 29 Bellwork Think of a time that your character has been put to the test; that is, a difficult situation that you had to endure, or overcome. What did you learn about yourself?
To Build a Fire Jack London
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Outcasts of Poker Flat Bret Harte
The Assignment: Choose 2 stories to read this week. Write 1 R.A.F.T. Assignment (to be distributed tomorrow or Weds.) Use graphic organizer to compare stories. Keep track of daily reading progress on notecard.
Tuesday, October 30 bellwork Choose the correct word: – Now that the school-year is in (it’s/ its’/ its) second quarter, (students’/ student’s/ students) must begin to take more responsibility for the quality of (there/ their/ they’re) work. The more energy and thought you put into (your/ you’re) writing, the more satisfaction you will get from it. Please write out the entire passage. It’s good practice, putting the right word in the right place.
Wednesday, october 31 Bellwork What do you like and dislike about the story you are reading? What questions do you have about it?
Friday, November 02 Bellwork Write a journal entry about how class went yesterday with the substitute. – Did you get a lot of work done? – Did you feel like the class got a lot of work done? – What went well, and what does the class need to improve on? If you were absent yesterday, write a journal entry about something else.
Tuesday, November 06 Bellwork Today is election day! What are your thoughts about the election? Do you wish you could vote? Who will win, do you think? Are you nervous, excited, indifferent…?
Wednesday, November 07 Bellwork Correct the errors in the following occasion/position statements: Despite the fact that their sisters; Antigone and Ismene have very different beliefs about obedience and authority. Because both stories are about survival under adverse conditions. Although they feature similar conflicts; the story’s resolve differently, with one character dying, and another losing her mind.
Thursday, November 08 bellwork 1. Which is correct? a.The Yellow Wallpaper b.“The Yellow Wallpaper” c.The Yellow Wallpaper d.“The Yellow Wallpaper” e.“The Yellow Wallpaper”
Bellwork, cont. 2. Which is correct? a.The main character writes, “I cry at nothing, and cry most of the time” (4). b.The main character writes, “I cry at nothing, and cry most of the time.” (4). c.The main character writes, “I cry at nothing, and cry most of the time (4).” d.The main character writes, “I cry at nothing, and cry most of the time. (4).”
Bellwork, cont. 3. Which is the best occasion/position statement for a compare & contrast essay? a.Although the main characters have different problems, they both have the ultimate goal of freedom. b.Although the stories are different in many ways, they both have a lot of irony. c.Although they have different endings, “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “The Story of an Hour” both have to do with women being trapped within their minds.
Writing Instructions By the end of the day, write one great paragraph. – Use your occasion/position statement as a topic sentence/thesis – Introduce your occ/pos statement if necessary. – Use specific details and examples from both stories to support your topic sentence. You may use quotations and/or paraphrases. – Use transitions between ideas, to help your reader follow your train of thought.
Friday, November 09 Bellwork Today we are revising our paragraphs that we wrote yesterday. What kind of help do you need with your paragraph? Consider these common problems, or add your own: Being more specific Writing more clearly Finding something meaningful to compare or contrast Using quotations Writing a concluding sentence/ tying it all together