Reflection: Joy Reading Analysis: Understanding Theme and Character in Crane's "The Open-Boat" - Section 1: Introduction & Welcome: It's National Sticky Bun Day!


Ah! It's a Pecan Roll! As some of the students were able to explain what a Sticky Bun is, I realized it is what I called a pecan roll. (Wikipedia even redirects a "pecan roll" search to the "Sticky Bun" page.) Today's Daily Holiday gave me a chance to talk about regional differences, even subtle ones, in class, and connect our current discussion back to the bigger ideas of Regionalism we had recently been addressing. By teaching me something, I hope I was able to increase students buy-in and enjoyment in class as they share their knowledge.  

Yes, Milk Chocolate was the Friday Favorite.

  Regionalism in Practice in Class!
  Joy: Regionalism in Practice in Class!
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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
  50 minutes
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