Reading Analysis: Understanding Theme and Character in Crane's "The Open-Boat"

Unit 12: Literacy: Naturalism and Understanding Conflict in the American Short Story
Lesson 2 of 7

Objective: SWBAT prepare for a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas by analyzing the portrayal of nature and the development of characters in "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane.

Big Idea: Alone, in a boat, four men prove themselves in the face of the intimidating power of the sea; alone, in class, each student proves himself or herself in the face of independent reading.

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English / Language Arts, Literature, Comprehension (Reading), Fictional Literature, independent reading, Stephen Crane, The Open Boat, discussion preparation
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