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Bell Ringer 3/28. Please sit with your partner(s) and get out your copy of The Great Gatsby and your newspaper account that you wrote yesterday. 1. Bell Ringer 3/28. Please get out your chapter 8 discussion questions and summarize what we’ve read so far of chapter 8 of The Great Gatsby . 2.

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Bell ringer 3 28
Bell Ringer 3/28

  • Please sit with your partner(s) and get out your copy of The Great Gatsby and your newspaper account that you wrote yesterday.

    • 1


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Bell Ringer 3/28

  • Please get out your chapter 8 discussion questions and summarize what we’ve read so far of chapter 8 of The Great Gatsby.

    • 2


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Bell Ringer 3/28

  • Please get out the packet with discussion questions for chapters 5-7 and Handouts 15 & 16 so that I can check Handouts 15 & 16.

    • 3, 7, 9


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  • Please get back with your partner from the activity we started yesterday at the end of class.

    • Which assignment is your group completing?

      • A newspaper report on the hit-and-run accident that killed Myrtle Wilson

      • A Newspaper report on the discovery of Gatsby’s dead body in his swimming pool

      • A newspaper report on the discovery of George Wilson’s dead body on the grounds of Gatsby’s mansion

      • Gatsby’s obituary

      • George Wilson’s obituary

      • Myrtle Wilson’s obituary

    • 4


English iii
English III

  • EQ: How do F. Scott Fitzgerald’s choices regarding how to build his characters advance the plot and develop the themes of The Great Gatsby?

  • Agenda

    • Bell Ringer

    • Agenda/EQ

    • Analyzing Character in Ch. 5-7

    • Reading Ch. 8 & 9

      • Discussion Questions

      • Analyzing Character in Ch. 8 & 9

    • Newspaper Accounts

    • Revisiting Author’s Purpose


Newspaper accounts
Newspaper Accounts

  • Get into pairs. Each pair will receive

  • Each pair will get 1 assignment:

    • A newspaper report on the hit-and-run accident that killed Myrtle Wilson

    • A Newspaper report on the discovery of Gatsby’s dead body in his swimming pool

    • A newspaper report on the discovery of George Wilson’s dead body on the grounds of Gatsby’s mansion

    • Gatsby’s obituary

    • George Wilson’s obituary

    • Myrtle Wilson’s obituary

  • Your writing should be at least 1 page, handwritten, and should contain as much textual evidence about the character as possible. Include page numbers in parenthesis after each piece of evidence.

  • Speculate when you don’t have facts.


Newspaper accounts1
Newspaper Accounts

Article

Obituary

Start with a lead that grabs the reader’s attention (headline)

Give all important details (basic facts)

Give follow up facts about the topic or people interviewed (quotes)

Remain objective (not too positive or too negative)

Conclude by restating the lead and give information about future developments

Full Name, Age, Date of Birth

City and state of residence where they passed away

Significant other

Time, date, and place of funeral

City, state of birth, other residences,

Parents, children, and other family members

Career/employment, Accomplishments

Degrees and schools attended, Military service

Personality traits and anecdotes

How they died

Where people can make a memorial contribution


Story structure notes
Story Structure Notes

  • Exposition: The beginning of a story, which presents the basic situation and characters

  • Rising Action: Escalating conflict

  • Climax: The high point of the action

  • Denouement/Resolution: Conclusion


Finding purpose in the great gatsby
Finding Purpose in The Great Gatsby

  • Get into a group of 3

  • In one sentence, explain Fitzgerald’s purpose for writing The Great Gatsby (to inform, to persuade, to entertain, to explain ideas).

    • Hint: it is probably some combination of purposes.

  • In a bulleted list, come up with at least 1 quote from each chapter that supports a portion or all of the purpose you chose.


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