Calendar of Lessons by section
Notebook / Portfolio
Extended Graphic Organizer with rewrite
Characterization, Narration, Setting, Tone, Point of View
Parallel Reader x Redux
Summer Project Part III continues
Detailed Name Game
1. Notebook: Organizer to Freewrite (perfect notes page)
2. Character Web
3. Notebook Check
4. Party Theme
5. Non-Fiction Reads
6. Point-Counter Point
7. Gatsby Boxes
8. Motif Sheet
9 Non-Fiction Reads
10. Teacher Observation
2. TJ Eckleberg
4. Cover Poster (look in the eyes)
Ken Burns Jazz
Great Ladies of Jazz
Money can't buy you love
Gatsby Sound Track (2013)
7 Life Lessons from Gatsby
Adaptations (waiting for input/Order)
Station Teaching for Segment 2
Robert --> Characters
Bill --> Setting
Teressa --> Vocabulary
Segment 1 * Drop Narration
Segment v * add narration
Extended Time on Assignments
One on One
LEP interactions when needed
After School Tutoring (Bill-Thursdays)
(Teressa on 7 Day; Bill and Robert: School Days)
Character Organizer (x not done)
AP Class Alternate Lessons
ICT Class Alternate Lessons
Why read Gatsby? (Bruccoli Notes)
Is this the Great American Novel of the 20th Century?
Who is Gatsby?
Why does Fitzgerald write this novel?
Does Luhrmann succeed in imitating Fitzgerald?
How does Fitzgerald use Parties as a "Motif"?
Does Luhrmann do the same?
How does Technology play a role here?
Who is the protagonist/antagonist in Gatsby?
Who is the narrator? How does the narration function? Is Nick needed in the story?
Why New York in the 1920's?
Chapter Questions on Planning Board
Segment 1 * Character Chart Review
Review from last Week Character Chart from Chapter 1 (if needed)
Segment 2 * Party Time!
Students will compare the part at Tom and Myrtle's Apartment (Chapter 1) to the Dinner Party (2) and Gatsby's Party (3) 3 Part Graphic Organizer * One for Each Party
Oral Review of the Dinner Party
View sections not seen * Pause and fill in * Share and Compare
HW (In Notebook * Compare any two of the three parties * Which was the best party and why was your second choice not as good)
Segment 3b * Anticipation Guide Questions (AP, 6,7)
See: 151 Anticipation Guide
Review and discuss anticipation guide
(Divide and Conquer, Talking Head, Small Group Discussion)
Develop into point counter point writing
note: 6& AP to read article first
Segment 4 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.
Extended character web 8
Have Fill-in as much as possible
(Can make a competition)
Continue to fill-in as it goes
To be planned on Dec 14
The Speak Easy * See ITC File
The Tea Party * See ITC File
Segment 7 House Party II * See ITC File Lesson 9
Segment 8 * Who is Dan Cody?
Segment 9 * Open Work with Face to Face
Segment 10 * Exit Comp Essay
Student will have choice of three essays all feature Theme/Motif , Point and Counter Point and literary strategies. Student will outline in class, draft and rewrite handing all three in with-in a 5 day strech
Q1 * Which Party would you go to?
Q2 * Who does Rich vs Poor bettter Fitzgerald or Luhrmann?
Q3 * Use the statement "Money can't buy you love"
Luhrman, Baz. The Great Gatsby (film). Warner Brothers Entertainment: New York 2013.
WWI * PTS / Shell Shock (do as enrichment with non-APs)
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
Mr. Mubles * Jordan's boyfriends are they worth listening to
Catherine * the Great (She's Not)
Wolfheim * Home of the Big Bad Wolf
James Gatbsy * James Gets by / Jimmy Gatz * Jimmy the Cat // Does Jimmy get what he wants
Segment z Portfolio Review
Segment x The Speak Easy
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
Women;s Issues in the 20's
PTS (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
New Techniques & Strats
Parallel Reader -APS
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
rmb: Collect IND Readers List and Summer Book Reviews/Bio Choice
David Belasco (July 25, 1853 – May 14, 1931) was an American theatrical producer, impresario, director and playwright. He was the first writer to adapt the short story Madame Butterfly for the stage, and he launched the theatrical career of Mary Pickford. Belasco pioneered many innovative new forms of stage lighting and special effects. (Wikipedia)
Rosey Rosenthal. Mr. Rosenthal was so furious at Lieutenant Becker’s betrayal and the damage the strong-arm squad inflicted that his bitterness got the best of him: He publicly claimed that Lieutenant Becker not only held a mortgage on the place, but also collected 20 percent of the take. Three months later, at 2 a.m. on July 16, 1912, only hours before he was to testify before a Manhattan grand jury, he was murdered outside a Midtown hotel. Lieutenant Becker was accused of the crime.
Arnold Rothstein (January 17, 1882 – November 6, 1928), nicknamed "the Brain", was an American racketeer, businessman and gambler who became a kingpin of the Jewish mob in New York. Rothstein was widely reputed to have organized corruption in professional athletics, including conspiring to fix the 1919 World Series. (Wikipedia) In the god-father see: Hyman Roth.
Chapter Questions from list in files
1. Why does Gatsby throw huge, expensive parties for people he does not even know? 2. Describe the two ways in which Nick differs from the other guests at the party? 3. What does the owl-eyed man find extraordinary about the books in Gatsby’s library? 4. Why does the owl-eyed man describe Gatsby as a real Belasco? 5. What is the significance of the owl eyed man? 6. What does the reaction of the drivers of the wrecked automobile suggest about the values of Gatsby’s guests? 7. What does Nick learn about Jordan after he’s spent some time with her? 8. What is the significance of Jordan’s lies? 9. Pay attention to Nick's judgments. What do they reveal about his character that he does this (especially in relation to his opening comments)? 10. Describe Gatsby the first time Nick sees him. 11. What rumors have been told about Gatsby? Why does Fitzgerald reveal rumors rather than fact? 12. What does Nick think of Gatsby after meeting him? 13. How is Gatsby different from his guests? 14. Why does Nick choose to share his thoughts and feelings with Jordan? 15. Nick thinks he's one of the few honest people he knows, why? Do you think he is honest?
1. What does Gatsby tell Nick about himself? 2. What accomplishment of Meyer Wolfshein’s does Gatsby describe to Nick? How does Nick react? 3. According to Jordan, what did Daisy do on her wedding day? Why? What does this reveal about Daisy? 4. Why does Gatsby want to have tea with Daisy in Nick’s house? Why doesn’t Gatsby ask Nick for this favor himself? Why did Gatsby want Daisy to see his house? 5. What does Tom do when he and Daisy return from their honeymoon? 6. What does Gatsby’s friendship with Meyer Wolfshein imply about his own background? 7. List all of the rumors told about Gatsby. 8. Why does Fitzgerald list all of Gatsby's party guests? 9. Why does Gatsby tell Nick about his life? Do you believe Gatsby? Does Nick? 10. What role does Meyer Wolfsheim play in the novel? Why is there so much focus on his nose and what does this tell you about Fitzgerald's politics? 11. Nick says, "There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired." What does Nick mean? How does each character in the novel fit into this schema?
1. What does Gatsby offer Nick in return for Nick’s cooperation in inviting Daisy to his house? 2. What is the meeting between Gatsby and Daisy like initially? 3. How are Daisy and Gatsby different when Nick returns to the house after a half an hour? 4. What are Gatsby’s feelings by the end of the chapter? 5. What does Gatsby reply when Nick asks him how he makes his money? Why does Nick find that significant? 6. Why do you think Daisy sobs when Gatsby shows her his shirts? 7. What is the weather like in this chapter? How does it reflect the emotional climate of Gatsby and Daisy?
1. When does James Gatz change his name? Why? 2. What is Daisy’s real response to the party, according to Nick? 3. What does Gatsby tell Nick he wants Daisy to do? 4. Plato held that reality was an imperfect reflection of an ideal, permanent realm. With this in mind, what would you say Nick means when he says, “Jay Gatsby sprang from his Platonic conception of himself?”5. What is ironic about Dan Cody? 6. What parallel is suggested by the fact that Gatsby never gets the inheritance bequeathed to him by Cody? 7. How truthful was Gatsby when he relayed the story of his life to Nick? Why does Fitzgerald tell the story of Jay Gatz now? 8. Describe the meeting of Tom and Gatsby. What does this meeting reveal about them? 9. Why did Daisy and Tom find Gatsby's party loathsome? 10. How did Gatsby measure the success of his party? 11. When Nick told Gatsby that "you can't repeat the past", Gatsbyr eplied, "Why of course you can!" Do you agree with Nick or Gatsby?
Notes on Fences Essay * Grades Should be posted no later than Weds Dec 9
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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Weeks of Jan 4 & 11
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.