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What is naturalism? You will be reading The Call of the Wild and/or White Fang by Jack London.The Call of the Wild White Fang Jack London is known for his use of naturalism. Naturalism grew out of realism. Before reading The Call of the Wild and/or White Fang, let’s explore the concept of “naturalism”. Questions to help you push your understanding of naturalism: -What is realism? -What is naturalism? -What are the elements of naturalism? -Who are some other authors known for their use of naturalism? 1111 2222 3333 6666 5555 4444 Next Image Source: Pics4learning.com
2. Information Sources Take notes on the sources below using this template.template Naturalism Defined Merriam Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature American Literary Naturalism World Book Naturalism Gale Student Resources: Naturalism Naturalism in Literature On the Influence of Naturalism on American Literature Naturalism in Art and Literature Take this Quiz to check your understanding of naturalism.Quiz A Man Said to the Universe A man said to the universe: "Sir, I exist!" "However," replied the universe, "The fact has not created in me A sense of obligation." -Stephen Crane 1111 2222 3333 6666 5555 4444 Next
3. Student Activity To further your understanding of naturalism in literature, you will read a piece of work that showcases naturalism and its different elements: Stephen Crane’s The Open Boat (Scroll down on the page to view the online text.)The Open Boat To show your understanding of the common themes of naturalism, complete this graphic organizer based on the story you read above.graphic organizer The activities above are adapted from: LaunchPad: Crane, London, & NaturalismLaunchPad: Crane, London, & Naturalism 1111 2222 3333 6666 5555 4444 Next Image Source: Clipart.com by subscription
4. Assessment Activity Naturalism Comic You are going to use what you have learned to create a comic that features one or more of the elements of naturalism. Use this graphic organizer to plan out your comic.graphic organizer See your teacher to use Makebeliefscomix or for your access code for Bitstrips.MakebeliefscomixBitstrips Create your comic. Submit your comic for your teacher’s approval when you are finished. Choose 2 student comics to peer-review. In your review provide feedback to the creator on how well the comic depicts the element of naturalism. Here is the scoring tool your teacher will use to assess your learning.scoring tool 1111 2222 3333 6666 5555 4444 Next Image Source: Pics4learning.com
5. Enrichment Activities Read or listen to The Call of the Wild and learn more about Jack London. Jack London and Naturalism Jack London and Naturalism Jack London PowerPoint Jack London PowerPoint Find The Call of the Wild on TumbleBooks Cloud TumbleBooks Cloud Find White Fang on TumbleBooks CloudTumbleBooks Cloud Literary Realism and Naturalism (You Tube Video) Literary Realism and Naturalism You Tube Video 1111 2222 3333 6666 5555 4444 Next Image Source: Pics4learning.com
6. Teacher Support Materials Common Core State Standards Reading: 1. Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. Writing: 7. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. Standards for the 21 st Century Learner Standards for the 21 st Century Learner 1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g. textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning. 1.4.3 Monitor gathered information, and assess for gaps or weaknesses. 2.1.3 Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge to curricular areas, real-world situations, and further investigations. 2.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize information. 2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings. 2.2.4 Demonstrate personal productivity by completing products to express learning. 4.1.3 Respond to literature and creative expressions of ideas in various formats and genres. 4.1.8 Use creative and artistic formats to express personal learning. Maryland Technology Literacy Standards for Students 3.0: Use a variety of technologies for learning and collaboration. 4.0: Technology for Communication and Expression: Use technology to communicate information and express ideas using various media formats Time Frame: 3-4 class periods Differentiation: Direct students to use comprehension tools included in databases, such as: audio read-aloud, labeled reading levels, and embedded dictionaries. Learning Styles: Visual Learners, Auditory Learners, Tactile Learners, Reflective, Global Understanding, Analytical Understanding AVID Strategies: Cornell Notes Notes to the Teacher: -In order for students to use Bitstrips, you will have to sign up for a class account. It is a free 30 day trial. You will need to type in each child’s first name and they will be given an access code so they can save their work. When they submit their comic, it will come to you for approval before it will be visible to the class for them to comment, so make sure you use a valid email address. You can save the comics as a PDF and print them out if you would like to keep them before your 30 day trial ends.Bitstrips -For Makebeliefscomix students can create more than one comic if they need more frames. Students can’t save, but can print or use the snipping tool to save. Students need to finish their comic in one period or will have to recreate their comic the next class in order to complete it.Makebeliefscomix -Consider showing this Teacher Tube Video 0:00-4:23 is about Realism. Naturalism starts at 4:23. Stop the video at 7:23 and jump to 8:02 to avoid inappropriate material.Teacher Tube Video Last updated: July 2013 Created by Lisa Caughey, TeacherLisa Caughey BCPS Slam Dunk Research Model, Copyright 2013, Baltimore County Public Schools, MD, all rights reserved. The models may be used for educational, non-profit school use only. All other uses, transmissions, and duplications are prohibited unless permission is granted expressly. This lesson is based on Jamie McKenzie’s Slam Dunk Lesson module.Jamie McKenzie’s Slam Dunk Lesson module 1111 2222 3333 6666 5555 4444
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