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Weeks of Nov 23th & Nov 30th

Please find here the lesson segments for English 11 Classes. This a draft quality document and is designed for active use by the co-teachers and students. Note: This is the first unit with major schedule shifting between ICT, AP and General Ed. Note: Planning Meeting is usually on third period Tuesdays with a review and brief plan 4th period Friday.
Calendar of Lessons by section

Section 2 6 7 X (AP)
Segment 1nanaxx x
Segment 2xxxxx
Segment 3xxnanana
Segment 4xxxxx
Segment 5modified




Segment 6xxxxx
Segment 7 xxxxx
Segment 8  xxnanana
Segment x 

Segment y 

Segment z

Fences Collection xxxxx

   Character Webbing 

Notebook II
   Modelling Page
   Extended Graphic Organizer with rewrite
Research Skills
    Non-Fiction References

Literary Elements
Characterization, Narration, Setting


AP Enrichment
   Parallel Reader x Redux
   Summer Project Part III continues
   Detailed Name Game
1. Notebook: Organizer to Freewrite (perfect notes page)
2. Anticipation Re-Write
3. MC Results from Segment 7


1. Webpage
2. TJ Eckleberg
3. WWI Images
4. Prezi Presentations
5. Webclues
6. Cover Poster (look in the eyes)
7. ELL Bits Home Read-a-long

    Ken Burns Jazz
    Great Ladies of Jazz
    In the City

Other Materials
Spark Notes
7 Life Lessons from Gatsby
3 Articles 

Adaptations (waiting for input/Order)

  Station Teaching for Segment 2
   Robert --> Characters
    Bill --> Setting
    Teressa --> Vocabulary

   Modified Lessons 
    Segment 1 * Drop Narration
    Segment v * add narration
    Extended Time on Assignments
    One on One 
    Push in
    Multiple Dictionaries
    LEP interactions when needed
    After School Tutoring (Bill-Thursdays)
    E-Mail Access 
    (Teressa on 7 Day; Bill and Robert: School Days)   

    Character Organizer  (x not done)
    Simplified Questions
    AP Class Alternate Lessons
    ICT Class Alternate Lessons

Arching Questions

Why read Gatsby? (Bruccoli Notes)
Is this the Great American Novel of the 20th Century?
Who is Gatsby?
Why does Fitzgerald write this novel?

Key Questions

Who is the narrator? How does the narration function? Is Nick needed in the story?
Who is the protagonist/antagonist in Gatsby?
Why New York in the 1920's?
How does Technology play a role here?

Lesson Segments  

Segment 1 * Book Explorer

    Distribute Gatsby (Show Webpage & Reading Schedule)
    AP --> read and review Bruccoli's Introduction
    Compare 1974 and 2013 Trailers

Segment 2 * Literary Elements 

3 Part Graphic Organizer

1.    Character(ization)
2.    Setting
3.    Narration (dropped and changed to vocabulary for p1 & p2)

10 Words for 7th Grade (dropped to 7 in period 2)

HW: Convert to "Perfect Notes Page"
Question / Notes / Vocab 

(Review if need be: Narration, Setting, Characters - rmb: Page References)
Review reading Chart
I.T. Time Geography I

Segment 3 * Anticipation Guide
    See: 151 Anticipation Guide
    Review and discuss anticipation guide
    Various Strats 
    (Divide and Conquer, Talking Head, Small Group Discussion)
    Develop into point counter point writing
Segment 4 * Geography (can link to setting in Segment 2)
   Prezi Presentation
    Box Map Draw
    rmb: Define Eggs, Neuvo Riche, Airconditioning
Segment 5 Name Game & Character Web

Using a modified Character Web from Hamlet - Students will web off of Daisy and Gatsby the Characters and on back fill-out "Dialogue" references with student generated descriptions and page numbers.

Note: Modified to just chapter 1 and assigned as a add-on to Segment 8
Original segment to be blended into next week.

Segment 6 Into the City
    Freewrite on what's special about "the city"
        Listen to Eagles "In the City"
        Develop Board Notes from Student Responses
        View Pictures on the Brooklyn Bridge City Scape
        Review Geography
        Point out how Chapter 2 takes us from the "Eggs" to the City

Segment 7 Movies vs Novels
        List in notes anticipated differences between   
        Movies and Novels - light share
        Watch GG (Stoping for Q&A)
        Connect back to Into the City & Geography
        "What does the city means to Nick, Tom and the 1920's reader?' 

Segment 8 * Non-Fiction Read (all but AP)

Regents Prep * Students will read three Gatsby Related non-fiction articles chosen by the 11th Grade English Team to pre-test MC responses by students in anticipation for January Regents.

Segment 9 * ELL Read-a-long and Annotation Exercise
Teresa and Robert
    Opens with ELL Read-a-long
    Sample Annotation Document
    Student Annotations
    Share and Compare
    Bill observe
    End with Board Notes: Who is Gatsby?
Visual Resources

Luhrman, Baz. The Great Gatsby (film). Warner Brothers Entertainment: New York  2013.

Web Clues

WWI * PTS / Shell Shock


Types of Narration

Name Game --> 

F. Scott Fitzgerald * Francis Scott Key * Hates Name used F, but names daughter the same. (Query Zelda: Legend of Zelda)

Buchannan * Misspelling of the 15th President (one before Lincoln * Start of the Civil War)

Jordan Baker * She's really cooking // also Jordan River // baptism scene

Nick Carraway * He gets carried away by war, work, Jordan and Jay

Daisy * He loves me//He loves me not

Myrtle * Flower of Death (Myrtle Avenue/Graves End)

Owl Eyes * self explanatory 

Planning Board

Segment v Reading Journal

Segment w Triple Entry Journal Sample

Segment y Bio Project 
Students in group research and present on one of the following topics: Great Ladies of Jazz, Members of the Harlem Renaissance or 20th Century Civil Rights Leaders.

Segment z Non-fiction Topics
Jazz Age,
Women;s Issues in the 20's
Technology Changes
PTS (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
New Techniques & Strats

Parallel Reader
    Advanced Student will begin a journal on a parallel reader loosely connected to the themes in the class. Some books maybe school provided other are up to the students. Both Fiction and Non-Fiction choices are acceptable, but AP Lit List Preferred.

    See AP December Book List List

Questions Chapter 1 & 2

Chapter 1. How does Nick describe himself at the beginning of the book? 2. Why has Nick come to the East? 3. How does Nick describe Tom Buchanan? 4. Who is Jordan Baker? What does Nick find appealing about her? 5. How does Daisy react to the phone calls from Tom’s woman in New York?? 6. What is Gatsby doing when Nick first sees him? 7. Notice how many times Fitzgerald uses the words hope, or dream. Why does he do this? 8. Nick starts the novel by relaying his father's advice "Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had." Does he reserve judgment in the novel? 9. Pay attention to time. What is the day and year during the first scene at Daisy's house? 10. Describe Nick. What facts do you know about him, and what do you infer about him? What kind of a narrator do you think he will be? 11. What image does the author use to describe Jordan Baker? What does it mean? 12. How does Nick react to Jordan? 13. What does Tom's behavior reveal about his character? 

Chapter 2. 
1. How does Nick meet Tom’s mistress? 2. How does Myrtle react to Tom’s arrival? 3. Describe George Wilson. How does he react to Tom’s arrival? 4. How does Myrtle behave as the party progresses? 5. Why, according to Catherine, has Tom not left Daisy to marry Myrtle? 6. 6. Why did Tom break Myrtle’s nose? How is this consistent with the author’s description of him in
Chapter I? Judging by his treatment of Myrtle and his wife Daisy, what seems to be Tom’s attitude toward women? 7. Describe the "valley of ashes." What does it look like and what does it represent? 8. Describe Mr. Wilson and Myrtle. Do they seem to fit into the setting? 9. What more have you learned about Nick in this chapter? Is he similar or different than the people he
spends his time with?

Notes on Fences Essay

Students who have not satisfied the Exit Comp Requirement of Fences will be able to recover a passing grade by outlining, drafting and rewriting a 6-8 paragraph essay comparing the main characters from Gatsby to Fences.

Example: Nick to Gabriel, Rose to Daisy, Alberta to Myrtle, Troy to Tom.

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