From Electric English...
This powerpoint is a small part of a bigger unit, but, of course, if you have something already created that you would like to pair it with, the slideshow will stand on its own. These slides provide a visual and succinct way to introduce students to the Realistic Period of American Literature. It gives the students some historical background, as well as, highlights facets of Realistic and Naturalistic fiction. The powerpoint is chock full of images too!! The students always respond well to visuals :)
This presentation is quite long; I go over it quickly and make the students go back over the material on their own with an accompanying activity. This activity the ABCs of Realism is also posted in my store.