In what ways do you act like a different person when you’re with different people (like your parents, friends, teacher, football coach, small children, etc)? Is changing “who you are” just a way of adjusting to social situations, or is it a little crazy?
Then log on to Google Classroom and follow the link to Listenwise. The class code is also on classroom. Listen to the article and answer the questions that follow. Do you see similarities between Gatsby and "Rockefeller"?
Finish the book! And prepare for our fourth Socratic seminar which will be tomorrow on the following prompt:
F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy.” With that in mind, is Gatsby a heroic figure or a tragic figure? What about Nick? Can a character be both tragic and heroic?
We are preparing for Socratic seminars after break. There will be four class discussions led by you, the students. Each group of 3 or 4 students will lead the class in a discussion of ONE of the four discussion prompts. One group will lead each discussion but EVERYONE needs to be prepared to join in to the discussion.
Groups and discussion prompts were chosen today in class. If you were absent, you can see me for your group members and discussion prompt. You will also need a preparation guide and discussion strategies.
You will be graded on your preparation guide, your participation in the discussion, and your reflection at the end.
Prepare to discuss prompt number 1 on Tuesday when we get back from break (4/25).
20time: Come prepared with your project idea for tomorrow!
1. Respond to the following prompt:
In “Any Human to Another” Countee cullen writes that “Your grief and mine / must intertwine / like sea and river”. While Cullen’s poem addresses racial injustices in America, it also speaks to the human capacity for empathy and a willingness to take up another’s problems as your own.
In Chapter 4 of The Great Gatsby Jordan and Nick become involved in Gatsby and Daisy’s problem. Why? Provide textual evidence to explain what motivates them to become involved in Gatsby and Daisy’s unrequited love.
2. Watch the two movie trailers below and answer the following questions. How do these two movie trailers differ? What scenes and characters does each emphasize? How do other filmic effects (such as music, editing, scenes, etc.) contribute to this difference? What can we learn from these different interpretations of the source text?
1. Lesson on comparing and contrasting within and across works of literature and other mediums. This lesson has a written portion on Google Classroom that goes with a worksheet. On the front of the worksheet, you will need to draw a Venn Diagram to note the similarities and differences shown in the model between "Any Human to Another" and "Theme from English B".
2. Do a close read of "Any Human to Another" and note where the speaker is comparing and contrasting concepts and ideas. There are six close reading questions that go along with the poem.
Finish part 2 if not done in class.
1. Match the word to the definition.
2. Gallery walk to gather information about rhyme and rhyme scheme.
3. Read "Any Human to Another" by Countee Cullen.
4. Record some adjectives that describe the way the poem makes you feel, picture, or hear.
5. Answer the reading questions with your partner.
Finish if you didn't finish in class. Due tomorrow.
Read and answer questions to "A Moveable Feast" by Ernest Hemingway. This assignment can be found on Google Classroom.
1. Identify a part of The Great Gatsby that we've read so far, that stands out to you. Why does that part stand out to you?
2. Class discussion on the book so far.
There are reading questions posted on Google Classroom for chapters 1-3. Each question should be answered using the AXES paragraph format.
Finish reading questions.
1. We finished the activity from yesterday.
2. I passed out a character chart. Begin filling in the information we have about our characters so far. Be sure to include page numbers. This will be due at the end of the unit, so hold on to this!
3. Your task is to create a map of the setting in The Great Gatsby. Use the details of the book to make a visual of where this story takes place. Be sure to include:
Read chapter 3 and have setting map done by Monday.
1. Two question quiz to evaluate your understanding of the character skills from yesterday.
2. Take Cornell notes on the theme of class within The Great Gatsby.
3. Fold a piece of paper into thirds so you have three columns (not rows). In the first column, write down clues (in the form of textual evidence) that give insight into Nick’s view of his own class and that of the characters he encounters in chapter one.
Read Chapter 2