"Feral" is an Academy Award nominated short film about a boy who was raised in the wilderness and is taken to live in a civilized society where tries to survive the only way he knows how. This set of standards based lessons includes an examination of symbolism, conflict, and the identification of the Notice and Note signpost Again and Again. Students will explore comparisons between the situations in the film with those in the novel "The Wild Robot" through discussion activities, graphic organizers, and the essential question: What does it mean to live in an unnatural environment. The short film is 13 minutes long and is NOT included with the lesson. You can find the film on Amazon, iTunes, and possibly YouTube.
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Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.