- Bellringer: In specific terms, examine, describe, and interpret the cover and title of The Great Gatsby. Write at least 5 complete sentences. DOK 2 Interpret
- Students will be put into groups to discuss Myrtle’s accident: Can you change the facts a little so that the accident couldn’t happen? For example, there was a full tank of gas in Gatsby’s car. Try to think of as many situations as possible. DOK 3 Hypothesize, Strategic Thinking
- After groups have enough time to list things that would have changed the outcome, we will share with the class.
- Let’s discuss Daisy: Daisy was driving, but Gatsby plans to take the blame. Does Daisy deserve Tom or Gatsby’s love? Why or why not? (Whole Group)
- Begin reading chapter 8 in class. Finish what is not read in class at home. Test is on Thursday on chapters 6-9.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
- Bellringer: Write at least 5 sentences about chapter 8—what happened and what is your reaction to the events of this chapter? Any surprises? DOK 1 Recall
- Whole Class Discussion: In what ways are George Wilson and Jay Gatsby similar or dissimilar? (Venn Diagram) DOK 2 Skill/Concept/Compare
- Begin reading chapter 9 of Gatsby. Finish for homework.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
- Bellringer: Is Tom the most responsible for Gatsby’s death? Or is it Daisy, Myrtle, or Gatsby himself? Give reasons why or why not each character is connected to the murder.
- Discussion about the funeral/the ending.
- Envelope Review:
- American Dream/Wealth
- Ashes, Fire, Dust
- Judgement, Person’s Conscience, Human Nature
- Human hopes and dreams
- The past/passages about time
- Images of Violence in the novel
- DOK 1: Identify, Recall, List, Quote
- DOK 2:Categorize, Collect, and Display
- DOK 3: Strategic Thinking, Cite Evidence
Thursday, October 6
1.No bellringer. Get ready for test.
2. Test on chapters 6-9 in The Great Gatsby: Will be made up of matching, multiple choice, and short answer.
3. Pick up Gatsby poem assignment and work on at your desk. Homework is to finish your Gatsby poem.
- DOK 1: Recall, Who/what/when/where/why
- DOK 2: Use context clues, infer
- DOK 3: Draw conclusions
Friday, October 7
- Bellringer: Based on what you learned about the author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, how similar to Gatsby was he? Discus when done.
- Read, share poems on Gatsby characters and turn in.
- NOTICE: Next week you will be writing a five paragraph essay in class on The Great Gatsby. It will be in MLA format and will requite citing evidence from the text. It will be a gold grade–the first gold grade of the 2nd 9 weeks. You will get to choose the literary element or theme/motif that you want to write about.
- A. Conflict–internal and external, man vs. man, etc.
- B. Characterization–character type (dynamic, static)/Indirect or direct characterization
- C. Irony–situational, verbal, dramatic
- D. Setting
- E. Themes/Motifs: Violence in the novel, women in the novel, time as a motif, car accidents, alcohol
4. View rest of the video from 1999 and/or view scenes from the most recent version.