Monday, April 8, 2013

WHAT IS NATURALISTIC WRITING?

THE CALL OF THE WILD
by:  Jack London

STEP 1:  Let's focus today on Naturalistic Writing, as used by writers such as Jack London.  At the conclusion of today's lesson, you should be able to identify the following three objectives:

1.  Conflict in Naturalistic writing
2.  Common Themes in Naturalistic writing
3.  Three things in which Naturalists believe life is determined
First- watch the Vialogue below and answer the question in the Vialogue comment section.

STEP 2:  Next, read "Cheating Death in Bluejohn Mountain," under the Non-Fiction Article Tab.  When finished with the article, write a blog reflection under the comment section of the non-fiction article tab.  Reflect on the following questions:

a.  What could have prevented this situation from happening?
b.  Was he prepared in your opinion?  Why or Why not?
c.  In any way, would this real-life situation fall under the category of Naturalism?  Why or why not?- make reference to theme, conflict, and naturalistic writing philosophy.

d.  Finally- After you have finished reading the article, write one "BIG" question that you would like other students to reflect on in a Fishbowl.  What should we ponder and discuss?  Write your question in the comment section of the non-fiction article tab, as well....... title - "Big" question. 



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