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english 11 ms gottlieb

English 11 Ms. Gottlieb

Semester 2, GP 1

monday 1 7 13
Monday, 1/7/13
  • Journal #1: Date and Number your journals
    • Read through your writing since the beginning of the semester and reflect on:
      • Your writing, thoughts
      • Which types of prompts you respond to most
      • Respond to my comments and questions (in today’s journal)
  • Return books by tomorrow!
  • American Dream
    • What is it?
    • Is there one universal meaning or does it change depending on context/individual experiences/history
tuesday 1 8 13
Tuesday, 1/8/13
  • Journal #2: What struck you about the happiness video? How does it support, extend or counter your thoughts on the American Dream?
    • Continue any writing you did after the video yesterday.
  • The American Dream from different perspectives
    • In groups, read article, answer questions, create a mind map
    • Finish mind maps on Thursday and present
  • Last 15 minutes: return essays and independent corrections
  • HW:
    • plan out any further work on mind maps so they are finished by the middle of the period on Thursday.
    • Finish independent corrections, staple to essay and turn in Thursday.
thursday 1 10 13
Thursday, 1/10/13
  • Questions, examples, clarifications, etc. on mind maps
  • Groups complete mind maps (one per group) by 10:25.
  • Groups present mind maps
    • What was the concept of the American Dream in the era your article discussed?
    • What were the main issues that contributed to this concept
  • Exit Journal: how are your beliefs and concepts of the American Dream different or similar to the era you read about?
monday 1 14
Monday, 1/14
  • On msgottlieb.weebly.com: New Vocab – Quiz Friday, New Blog
  • Groups present mind maps
    • What was the concept of the American Dream in the era your article discussed?
    • What were the main issues that contributed to this concept
  • Exit Journal: how are your beliefs and concepts of the American Dream different or similar to the era you read about?
tuesday 1 15 12 mlk and max s birthdays
Tuesday, 1/15/12 MLK and Max’s Birthdays
  • Journal # 4: Free write
  • Great Gatsby Vocabulary
  • Modernism and F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Have out your literary eras handout
  • Discuss Bruccoli article
  • First chapter
the great gatsby preface
The Great Gatsby Preface
  • What, specifically, was confusing?
  • What did you learn about Fitzgerald?
  • What did you learn about the narrator?
  • What did you learn about the novel’s themes?
thursday 1 17 13
Thursday, 1/17/13
  • No journal today
  • Reminders: blog, vocabulary quiz, turn in essays with sentence corrections (late is better than 0 – will not be accepted after Friday).
    • Book Talk schedule is posted – make appointments NOW and remember your appt.
  • The Great Gatsby in Context
    • Library for research: you will become an expert at one of seven topics
    • Due Tuesday: be prepared to teach your topic to a group
      • You will turn in your notes. They must be clear and legible and show sources
  • Guided notes for PPT: we will continue PowerPoint next week – due date for notes TBA
friday 1 18 13
Friday, 1/18/13
  • Vocabulary Quiz – 5 minutes to review
  • Once you are done – SSR time – read quietly and independently
  • Reminder: Notes, including sources, on your topic are due on Tuesday. FYI: Library also has books on the 20s.
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Quiz: For each word, write down the part of speech, definition and a sentence which clearly shows understanding of the meaning of the word.

  • Feign
  • Supercilious
  • Confer
  • Privy
  • Riotous
  • Bonus: levity
tuesday 1 22 13
Tuesday, 1/22/13
  • The Great Gatsby in context jigsaw
    • In groups compare notes – share ideas
      • Have your notes out for checking
    • Take notes on all topics
    • Turn in notes after group sessions
  • Vocabulary: take notes
  • Finish Modernism presentation
  • HW
    • complete guided notes – due Thursday
    • Vocabulary Quiz on Friday
    • No blog this week
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paternal

p. 11

(adj) relating to or characteristic of a father

My paternal grandmother…

There was a touch of paternal contempt in it, even toward people he liked--and there were men at New Haven who had hated his guts.

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contempt

p. 11 (and p. 15 - contemptuously)

(noun) open disrespect for a person or thing; disdain; extreme dislike

There was a touch of paternal contempt in it, even toward people he liked--and there were men at New Haven who had hated his guts.

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Wan

p. 15

(adj) lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness; pale; lacking color or brightness

Her grey sun-strained eyes looked back at me with polite reciprocal curiosity out of a wan, charming discontented face.

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unobtrusively

p. 16

(adverb) acting in a manner that does not attract attention; without calling attention to oneself

Sometimes she and Miss Baker talked at once, unobtrusively and with a bantering inconsequence that was never quite chatter, that was as cool as their white dresses and their impersonal eyes in the absence of all desire.

slide17

banter

p. 16

(verb) to exchange playful remarks, tease; (noun) talk that is playful and teasing

Adj: bantering

The newscasters bantered about the weekend as the credits rolled at the end of the half hour.

slide18

complacency

p. 18

(noun) self-satisfaction; smugness

There was something pathetic in his concentration as if his complacency, more acute than of old, was not enough to him any more.

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extemporize

p. 19

(verb) speak on the spur of the moment without preparation; perform without preparation; improvise

She was only extemporizing but a stirring warmth flowed from her as if her heart was trying to come out to you concealed in one of those breathless, thrilling words.

slide20

impassioned

p. 19

(adj) characterized by intense emotion

A subdued impassioned murmur was audible in the room beyond and Miss Baker leaned forward, unashamed, trying to hear.

slide21

Anon

p. 23

(adverb) in a little while; at another time

"I will. Good night, Mr. Carraway. See you anon."

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peremptory

p. 25

(adj) offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; not allowing contradiction or refusal; imperious

Her peremptory command…

As I started my motor Daisy peremptorily called "Wait!

thursday 1 24 13
Thursday, 1/24/13
  • Journal #5: Describe a hero figure in literature or movies who can be considered a flawed hero, and/or one who seems alienated from society.

and/or

Answer this: who are we and where are we going?

  • Modernism PowerPoint and guided notes
  • The Great Gatsby: Start reading!!!

HW: Guided notes due Monday

  • Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow
  • Have a book for SSR
friday 1 25 13
Friday, 1/25/13
  • 10 minutes to review vocabulary and look over last week’s quiz
  • Vocabulary Quiz
    • When finished, turn quizzes over and place in the middle of the table or corner of desk.
    • SSR: read quietly and independently
    • Ipods etc. are only for reading books – any other use will result in losing that option for SSR
  • If time: inauguration poem
quiz 2 full name and date word part of speech definition and a sentence which demonstrates meaning
Quiz #2: full name and dateWord, part of speech, definition and a sentence which demonstrates meaning.
  • Banter
  • paternal
  • Contempt
  • Impassioned
  • Unobtrusively

Bonus: Extemporize

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Watch the video of Mr. Blanco reading “One Today” at the top of this post, and then read the poem underlining what you think are its most important words. Explain why you think these particular words and images are important to the poem’s meaning.

  • In the first and seventh stanzas, the speaker makes reference to geographical places. What do these places suggest? What do they mean to Americans?
  • Throughout the poem we find many references to labor and work. Identify these lines and phrases. What kind of work does the speaker in the poem honor and respect? What are these lines saying about America and Americans?
  • This poem was first read on Martin Luther King’s Birthday celebration in Washington. Explain the allusion entailed in “the ‘I have a dream’ we keep dreaming”?
  • The sixth stanza begins “Hear” and goes on to catalog the ordinary sounds of a day. What do the multilingual versions of “Hello” suggest about the America that Mr. Blanco is describing? Why do you think he calls out “buenosdias / in the language my mother taught me”? What do these lines suggest about the poet’s relationship with that language?
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In 2006, Senator Barack Obama wrote “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream,” offering a vision of how a united nation could tackle our common problems. Mr. Blanco writes in the poem’s concluding stanza, “hope – a new constellation / waiting for us to map it, / waiting for us to name it – together.” Relate these lines to the notion suggested by the title of the Obama book.

  • Identify lines in the poem that reflect the occasion for which the poem was written. How do the lines you have chosen suggest issues surrounding the inauguration of a president?
  • Read the poem again selecting a line or phrase that struck you as luminous or beguiling. Write for five minutes about what the line caused you to think. Turn to a partner or small group, read the poem aloud once more, and discuss the selected lines.
  • According to the Times article about Mr. Blanco, he only learned of his selection on Dec. 12, then began drafting three poems from which the Obama team chose. What do you think might be hard about composing a poem like this? Why? Mr. Blanco is quoted as saying he wanted to write about “the salt-of-the-earth sense that I think all Americans have, of hard work, we can work it out together, that incredible American spirit that after 200-plus years is still there.” How well do you think he succeeded? What else from the article do you see reflected in “One Today”?
monday 1 28 13
Monday, 1/28/13
  • Journal #6: If you were to write your own inauguration poem, or a poem about your view of United States, your community and/or the American Dream, what ideas would you include? Make a list and/or describe.
  • Vocabulary
    • Sentences
  • Discuss answers to inauguration poem
    • Then turn in: middle of table or one person in group
  • HW:
  • Vocab on Fri,
  • Blog on Wed and Friday
  • Poem on Am Dream, Community or U.S. due Friday
  • Finish Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby tonight
tuesday 1 29 13
Tuesday, 1/29/13

Brief warm-up in journals:

Correct this sentence:

My father has a very staid personality, he would never dance or act crazy.

  • Journal #7: Begin or continue brainstorming, journaling, drafting your poems. Use the comments handout from your classmates for inspiration.
  • Chapter 1 Discussion
    • Whom do we meet?
    • What do we notice?
    • Predictions
  • Character Analysis
  • Begin Ch. 2

HW: Finish Ch. 2 and Character Analysis of Ch. 1

inauguration poem questions highlights to think about as you write your poems
Inauguration poem QuestionsHighlights to think about as you write your poems:
  • These places suggest greatness because they are big and well known places in America, a part of American history and great to us.
  • He honors and respects Hard Working jobs. Ones that you really have to earn your pay to do and give the best things to our children.
  • The languages represent the diversity we have in America.
  • [stanza with hello in many languages]: shows that we are all untied as one country no matter the race or language we speak.
  • [Blanco] is saying that while some jobs are given more honor than others, they are essential for society to function.
  • We all work towards a better life. We all contribute a little piece to the puzzle of life that we create every day.
  • We all work together to have success, we get our inspiration from each other. We change one another’s life daily and become one.
  • While people are mostly focusing on the nation’s problems, this poet has managed to put the good things and beauty of this nation back into people’s minds.
  • [MLK’s “I have a dream” speech] helped pave the way for all of us Americans and foreigners who come to our country dream anything we want and push to achieve it.
  • I was glad that he mentioned Newtown; in a way that puts real emotion into our hearts and so that people in the future will read this and even if they don’t know what happened, they will understand that it was a tragedy.
  • Almost everyone in America dreams of an equal society and every year that Dream comes closer to completion than ever.
the great gatsby chapter 1
The Great Gatsby, Chapter 1
  • Why do you think Fitzgerald chose to tell the story through the character of Nick Carraway? What did he want to achieve?
  • Though we do not meet Gatsby in the first chapter, we are introduced to him. How do we first learn of Jay Gatsby? What do we learn about him? What is gained from being introduced to him in this way?
thursday 1 31 13
Thursday, 1/31/13
  • Journal # 8: What are your feelings about the characters of The Great Gatsby so far? Which characters do you like, connect with and why? Which ones rub you the wrong way? Why? Be specific!
  • Discuss and review chapter 2
  • Setting as a character
  • Character Analysis Assignment
friday 2 1 13
Friday, 2/1/13
  • Vocabulary Quiz – 5 minutes to study: Be ready with paper and pen at 10:05
    • When finished, place paper in the middle of the table or group. Then SSR
  • Discussion of theme and The Great Gatsby

HW: Reread Chapters 1 and 2

    • Quiz on Monday
    • Begin Character Analysis Assignment
monday 2 4 13
Monday, 2/4/13
  • Journal # 9: Do you think society’s general conception of the American Dream is accessible for all? Do some have an advantage in reaching their dreams? Does our country allow most people born into poverty the opportunity to get out of poverty? Is "Hard Work" enough? Do people of different classes have different dreams? Why?
  • Vocabulary – write sentences for each word for tomorrow.
  • Ch 1&2 quiz
    • List the 4 main characters, their significance and a prediction
  • Start Chapter 3

HW:

Vocabulary Quiz Friday

Blog

Vocabulary Sentences

Finish Chapter 3 for Tuesday

quiz 2 full name and date word part of speech definition and a sentence which demonstrates meaning1
Quiz #2: full name and dateWord, part of speech, definition and a sentence which demonstrates meaning
  • Discordant
  • Staid
  • Corpulent
  • Vacuous
  • Ambiguous

Bonus: homogeneity

tuesday 2 5 13
Tuesday, 2/5/13
  • Journal #10: If you were at Gatsby’s party, what would you be doing? Who would you hang out with? What would you be thinking/saying? Why?
  • Sentence correction: My father has a very staid personality, he would never dance or act crazy.
  • Vocabulary sentences
  • Character Tracking
    • In groups of 3-4 share your findings so far
  • Identifying Theme
  • Begin Ch. 4: Reader’s Theater

HW: Theme paragraph

gatsby portfolios
Gatsby Portfolios

1. modernism guided notes

2. character analysis of 4 main characters

3. setting foldable

4. character tracking

theme
Theme
  • Theme in Literature: A message about life, society or human nature.
  • The theme is not told to us directly, rather we need to figure out the “message” based on characters, action, setting, symbols etc.
  • A theme is not the same as a topic which can usually be expressed in one or two words.
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Write a paragraph explaining how the theme is being explored in these two chapters.What comment/message is Fitzgerald trying to make about the the theme thus far? Please provide specific examples from the text to back up your ideas.

  • Fitzgerald seems to stress the extravagance and materialism of the era when Lucille, a guest at the party in Ch. 3, tells the story of Gatsby giving her a new dress. Not only does she tell the story, but she makes a point of noting the cost of the dress, “Two hundred and sixty five dollars” and that the dress came from “Croirer’s” indicating a sense of status and superiority. Social status to her means high class clothing and money.
thursday 2 7 13
Thursday, 2/7/13
  • Be ready at the bell with journal, pen, your theme paragraph and The Great Gatsby
  • Journal #11: Which would you rather, to have love and happiness and be poor or to have a financially secure life and be alone? Why?
  • Theme paragraphs
    • From theme topic to theme statement
  • Brief review of Ch. 3
  • Begin Ch. 4: Reader’s Theater
    • Nick, Gatsby, Wolfsheim, Jordan
friday 4 8 13 9 45 10 30
Friday, 4/8/13 9:45-10:30
  • Have yesterday’s theme paragraphs out for my review.
  • Vocabulary Quiz
    • 5 minutes to study
    • Transition to SSR when done
  • Poetry gallery walk
  • HW: finish reading chapter 4 and complete character analysis for Ch. 3 and 4. - Monday
quiz 4 full name and date word part of speech definition and a sentence which demonstrates meaning
Quiz #4: full name and dateWord, part of speech, definition and a sentence which demonstrates meaning
  • Defunct
  • Harrowed
  • Reproach
  • Vestige
  • Dilatory
  • Bonus: jauntily
monday 2 11 13
Monday, 2/11/13
  • Journal #12: How do you feel when you learn that someone you idolize is not what you thought? Describe a time when you went through this, or describe a person/belief that you would be devastated to learn is false.
  • Poetry walk discussion
  • Chapter 4
    • The 1919 World Series Scandal
    • What do we learn about Gatsby as a result of meeting Wolfsheim?
    • What do we learn about Fitzgerald’s views of society and/or his own outlook at this time?
tuesday 2 12 13
Tuesday, 2/12/13
  • Journal # 13: Describe what people do today to get the attention of someone they love. Use evidence from experiences, popular culture (movies, TV) and your personal beliefs.
  • Blog update
  • Character Analysis groups
    • Groups share out discussion and analysis
    • Chapter 4 discussion
  • Begin Chapter 5
  • Exit slip
chapter 4 the great gatsby be prepared to discuss these questions
Chapter 4 – The Great GatsbyBe prepared to discuss these questions
  • Conflict: what conflicts is the character facing? Identify internal and external conflicts.
  • What do we learn about Daisy, Gatsby and Tom? Whom do we hear it from? Why?
  • Why has Gatsby been having so many parties? What is the real reason for his owning a large, lavish mansion?
  • Look at the epigraph (quote by Thomas Park D’Invilliers) on the title page of the novel. What does that quote tell us about Gatsby?
  • Why do you think Gatsby asks Jordan to tell Nick the story and set up the tea?
thursday 2 14 13 happy valentine s day
Thursday, 2/14/13Happy Valentine’s Day
  • Journal #14: Do you believe in Valentine’s Day? Should we have one day a year devoted to love? Is it too commercial? Why or why not? Describe a good or bad experience you’ve had on a past Valentine’s Day.
  • Socratic Seminar for Tuesday
  • Continue reading Chapter 5
    • You are taking notes in your Character Analysis chart while we read/discuss
  • Turn in character analysis charts at the end of class.
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Journal: Now that Daisy and Gatsby have found each other, what do you think they should do next?

  • Do you consider yourself honest? How do you define honesty? Does it mean telling the truth all of the time? Evaluate the honesty of Nick, Daisy, Tom and Gatsby.
  • If Fitzgerald were alive today, what do you think he would say about our culture? What would he like and dislike? Please be as detailed as possible.
  • Free write and/or where do you want to live next in your life? Stay in Coronado? Why? What do you know about the place? What do you imagine your life there to be like?
  • Nick’s last sentence in the book, “so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past” describes the influence of the past on the future. What do you think Fitzgerald’s message is? How do you think one’s past can affect one’s future? What about a nation?
tuesday 2 19 13
Tuesday, 2/19/13
  • Socratic Seminar
  • Journal #15: Now that Daisy and Gatsby have found each other, what do you think they should do next? Using what you know about the 20’s, and about the characters, describe what choices you think they should make.
  • Character Analyses: model review – focused notetaking
    • notes,
    • Analysis
    • Central idea/theme of each paragraph
socratic seminar questions
Socratic Seminar Questions

1. How do we see the main characters in the book changing?

2. How are the reader’s perceptions of specific characters changing?

3. On page 98 Gatsby points out to Daisy the green light at the end of her dock allowing him to see her home from his. Nick interprets his expression when he writes, “Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever. Compared to the great distance that had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now it was again a green light on a dock. His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one.”

What does the green light symbolize? What is its significance to Gatsby and his relationship with Daisy? Why had this significance of the green light vanished? Go beyond The Great Gatsby: what is your own personal “green light”?

4. Gatsby is a complicated man, with two sides to him. Describe the two sides and what this says about his character.

slide58

5. In class we discussed the title of the novel, The Great Gatsby. Extend our discussion: What does the title make you think about? Do you think Gatsby is truly worthy of the name “great”? Why do you think Fitzgerald might have chosen this title (using the limited information we have so far in the book)?

6. When Gatsby shows Daisy his shirts from England she cries into them saying, “They’re such beautiful shirts…I’ve never seen such-such beautiful shirts before.” Why do you think Daisy responds this way? What does this tell the reader about Daisy?

7. Read the following quote: “There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams-not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything. He had thrown himself into it with creative passion, adding to it all the time, decking it out with very bright feather that drifted his way. No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will sore up in his ghostly heart.” (95-96).

What is Nick saying here? Put this quote into your own words. What insight do we gain into Gatsby? What is this quote telling us about Daisy?

thursday 2 21 13
Thursday, 2/21/13
  • Journal #15: Now that Daisy and Gatsby have found each other, what do you think they should do next? Using what you know about the 20’s, and about the characters, describe what choices you think they should or will make.
  • Portfolio Reminder
  • Mini Socratic seminar (absent students)
  • Discuss Chapter 6

What do we learn?

Does this change how we view the main characters?

  • Revisit and share journal
friday 2 22 13
Friday, 2/22/13
  • Journal #16: Free write
  • Daisy Rap
    • Identify two themes expressed in the song
  • Gatsby recap video
    • Identify two revelations
  • SSR
  • HW: re-read Chapter 6, identify three significant moments/quotes/descriptions and explain why they are significant
fitzgerald style
Fitzgerald Style
  • With your partner, rewrite the following sentences, using exactly the same syntax.  The subject of your replications need not be the same subject or express the same sentiment.Most of the confidences were unsought – frequently I have feigned sleep, preoccupation or a hostile levity when I realized by some unmistakable sign that an intimate revelation was quivering on the horizon – for the intimate revelations of young men or at least the terms in which they express them are usually plagiaristic and marred by obvious suppressions.This was a valley of ashes – a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens, where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and finally, with a transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air.
monday 2 25 13
Monday, 2/25/13
  • Journal 17: Do you consider yourself honest? How do you define honesty? Does it mean telling the truth all of the time? Evaluate the honesty of Nick, Daisy, Tom and Gatsby.
  • Vocabulary
    • Three words
  • HW: what were your three significant ideas
  • Begin Chapter 7
tuesday 2 26 13
Tuesday, 2/26/13
  • Journal # 18: What do you think of when you hear the word “class” as in “upper class” or “lower class”? What thoughts immediately come to your mind? What class do you believe you may be considered to be? Why? What goes into labeling someone a specific class? How do you think your class status may influence your decisions in life?
  • NY Times Article
    • Do/Say Chart
    • TEPAC Analytical Paragraph Chart
    • Writing an analytical paragraph - HW
  • Chapter 7: Shared reading
  • Thursday: Setting/Geography, Motifs, and Symbols
  • HW: Write an analytical paragraph: What is the article saying about social class?
thursday 2 28 13
Thursday, 2/28/13
  • Journal #19: Review your assessment of the central idea/theme of the Scott/Leonhardt article. Do you agree with what they say about social class? Why or why not?
  • Analytical Paragraphs
    • Deconstructing and writing analytical paragraphs for essay writing and deeper comprehension of texts

HW:

  • Complete the chart and type into a clean paragraph editing for grammar and conventions.
  • Vocabulary quiz tomorrow – if time we will review words at end of period today
  • SSR tomorrow: have your books
  • Bring The Great Gatsby tomorrow
friday 3 1 13
Friday, 3/1/13
  • Vocab Quiz starting at 10:05
  • SSR
    • Scheduled book talks
  • If time, continue Chapter 7
  • HW

Analytical Paragraph

Read and Annotate Ehrenreich article

Answer question: What is Ehrenreich saying about social class and social mobility? Be detailed in your response.

quiz 5 word part of speech definition and a sentence which demonstrates meaning
Quiz #5Word, part of speech, definition and a sentence which demonstrates meaning.
  • Amorphous
  • Convivial
  • Pervade
  • saunter
  • Abyss

Bonus: corroborate

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What is the author saying about social class?

  • Do/Say Chart
  • Author’s central idea
  • Analytical Paragraph
monday 3 4
Monday 3/4
  • Journal #20: What connections can you make between the Ehrenreich article and The Great Gatsby?
  • EhrenreichArticle discussion
  • New article – read and annotate by Tuesday
  • Vocabulary
  • Gatsby, ch 7
  • Tues: Registration
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Is it important in our understanding of a story to analyze symbols? How does it contribute to our understanding of themes? Do you like to read literature in terms of symbols?

  • Symbols and motifs
tuesday 3 5 13
Tuesday, 3/5/13
  • Once I take attendance, report to the library computer lab for registration
  • Journal 21: What has changed during the time between Ehrenreich’s original article, written in 1999 (read for Monday) and her afterward, written in 2009, (assigned for today)?
  • Brief discussion of afterward
  • Symbols and Motifs (setting)
  • Interview assignment for Socratic seminar
  • HW: finish Chapter 7, read/annotate new article plan interview
  • Thursday, quiz on Chapter 7 (might be questions from other chapters) and Ehrenreich articles.
thursday 3 7
Thursday, 3/7
  • Quiz
  • Character groups: share findings TAKE NOTES on conversation
  • Interview questions
  • Read chapter 8
friday 3 8 13
Friday, 3/8/13
  • Vocabulary Quiz – 5 minutes to get ready
  • Ch. 7 discussion: Quiz review
  • Interview + Socratic Seminar
    • Two new articles
    • How to interview. Following up.
quiz 6 word part of speech definition and a sentence which demonstrates meaning
Quiz #6Word, part of speech, definition and a sentence which demonstrates meaning.
  • Incessant
  • Elude
  • Garrulous
  • Transitory
  • Elicit

Bonus: irreverent

interviewing
Interviewing

Gardner: "What do you see as the American Dream?"

Pitts: "The American Dream is basically that here is a place where you can be judged, where you can reinvent yourself, you can be judged on what you and what you become rather than on who your parents were or who your grandparents were. You're not judged

on the old country if your folks came here through Ellis Island.

"You're not judged on anything else except what you bring to the table and you have, under the American Dream, you have the opportunity to go as far as your pluck, your

luck, your hard work and your talent will take you. ... That's my version of the American

Dream."

monday 3 11 13
Monday, 3/11/13
  • Journal 22: If Fitzgerald were alive today, what do you think he would say about our culture? What would he like and dislike? Please be as detailed as possible.
  • Brief video – how would Fitzgerald respond to this? How would he change or not change the novel?
  • Socratic Seminar Chart and Questions/notes
  • Continue reading Chapter 8

HW: interview, articles, article chart and Socratic seminar notes due tomorrow.

tuesday 3 12 13
Tuesday, 3/12/13
  • Socratic Seminar
  • In class essay prompt, rubric, and expectations
  • Chapter 8
  • Thursday and Friday stuff
  • Turn in Journals: Select three entries you’d like me to read completely – fold, flag or list dates on last page.
monday 3 18 13
Monday, 3/18/13
  • Journal
  • Some words about the Socratic Seminar
    • Anecdote vs. research
    • Examples and what you learn from them – commentary
  • Discuss chapters 8 and 9
  • Test tomorrow
  • Symbols and Motifs
tuesday 3 19 13
Tuesday, 3/19/13
  • Journal
  • Final Project assignment
  • Hometown writing
    • Model sentences
monday 3 18 14
Monday, 3/18/14
  • In class essay
    • Have your desk clear except
      • Articles
      • Socratic seminar notes
      • Supplementary text graphic organizer
      • Essay outline
    • You will have the whole class period to write.
      • Use a pen only
      • Write on one side of the paper
      • If you are thinking look up at the ceiling or down at your paper – NO TALKING OR WHISPERING
  • Once you are finished and have checked your writing for errors, turn in with the assignment sheet/rubric on top
  • You may then read quietly
tuesday 3 19 131
Tuesday, 3/19/13
  • Journal: What did you think of the ending? (I have your journals so jot down an answer on a piece of paper/notebook)
  • Brief discussion of essay: highlight theme and evidence
  • Discuss book and modernism: THursday
  • Mentor Writing: My Hometown Writing
thursday 3 21 13
Thursday, 3/21/13
  • Think and Share: Is it important in our understanding of a story to analyze symbols? How might this contribute to our understanding of themes? Do you like to read literature in terms of symbols?
  • Symbols and Motifs in The Great Gatsby
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Motif:

    • a recurring device in literature and drama
    • Visualizes and dramatizes themes
  • Symbol:
    • A sign pointing to the underlying meaning of something
    • Layers of meaning
    • Meaning beyond literal
friday 3 22 13 10 15 11 05
Friday, 3/22/13: 10:15-11:05
  • TURN IN CHARACTER ANALYSIS Tracking Form
  • Hometown writing
    • Share out and TURN IN BEFORE YOU LEAVE
  • 10 minutes to work on symbols/motifs: 3 quotes per side – complete for HW
  • Culminating Project Assignment
  • Bring in your American Literary Eras Handout (also on Weebly)
monday 3 25
Monday, 3/25
  • Gatsby Project Examples
  • Revisit Modernism
    • “The Hollow Men” by T.S. Eliot
  • Tomorrow: Harlem Renaissance
    • “Ms. Cynthie”
    • Part of period to work on projects
tuesday 3 26
Tuesday, 3/26
  • Project note: for themes, note the list on board
  • Discuss poem: The Hollow Man
  • Symbols and motifs hw: have out for checking but keep for your projects
  • Harlem Rennaisance
  • A little Time for projects
  • TURN IN PROPOSALS by end of period
thursday happy spring break
ThursdayHappy Spring Break!
  • Missing work…
  • Continuing the Harlem Renaissance
  • Get those projects done!
  • A little treat before you go.
monday 4 8
Monday, 4/8
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Projects due tomorrow
  • Gatsby books due tomorrow