The Great Gatsby By: F. Scott Fitzgerald. Born September 24, 1896 and died December 21, 1940. American Novelist and Short Story Writer. He is best known for his writings about the roaring 20s, also known as the Jazz Age. The 1920s was a party!. What made it so much fun??.
The Great Gatsby By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Born September 24, 1896 and died December 21, 1940 American Novelist and Short Story Writer.
He is best known for his writings about the roaring 20s, also known as the Jazz Age.
The Great Gatsby A Story about sex, parties, alcohol, and lots of money!
What do we call, where a story takes place? The Setting
In Your Reader/Writer Notebook Making Inferences about Characters and Setting.
Guiding Questions • Who would live here? • How much do you think it costs? • list 5 things that come to mind about the people who might live in this house.
Making Inferences about Characters And Setting Gatsby’s Mansion Buchanan’s Mansion
Gatsby’s Mansion “…it was a colossal affair by any standard – it was a factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy, with a raw ivy, and a marble swimming pool and more than forty acres of lawn and garden.” List at least 5 things you can assume about Gatsby from the description of his house
The Buchanan’s Mansion “Their house was even more elaborate than I expected, a cheerful red and white Georgian Colonial mansion overlooking the bay. The lawn started at the beach and ran toward the front door for a quarter of a mile, jumping over sun-dials and brick walls and burning gardens… [one of the] white palace [that] glittered.” List at least 5 things you can assume about Gatsby from the description of his house
Making Inferences about Characters and Setting Write a paragraph in which you explain what you can infer about Gatsby and the Buchanan’s based on the descriptions of their homes.
The Narrator’s Home “a weather beaten cardboard bungalow,” an “eyesore.”
Making Inferences about Characters and Setting Our Narrator and Gatsby both live in West Egg. Why do you think they live here, while The Buchanan’s live in East Egg. What can we assume about Nick and Gatsby?
Homework Read Ch. 1 and list all of the main characters and how they are related to our Narrator.
Character Traits What are some things you look for, when judging the kind of person someone is?
Re-Reading the Dinner Party Scene While we read, list any details that help you pass judgment on Nick, Daisy, Tom or Gatsby
Character Traits • Each group will receive one character. • As a group reread your assigned pages and continue filling out your chart. • Do not complete the inference sections of the chart.
Give One Get One • You will have 4 min and 13 secs. Complete your charts. • You will leave your chair and share your chart with others. • You will compliment another student and give them a detail about your character. • They will compliment you back, and give you one detail about their character in return.
Making Inferences What are some assumptions you can make about the kind of people these characters are.
Reading Homework Answer the study questions in your reader writer notebook. They will be checked on the days the chapters are due. (FYI These will be the reading quiz questions)
Imagery • Words that paint a picture. While we read, focus on the description of the following images: • The Valley of Ashes • The Eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg • Wilson’s Garage • Myrtle and Tom’s Apartment in NY
Imagery • In your groups you will be assigned one image from the text. • On a poster paper you will List the details (adjectives) Fitzgerald use to describe this image • You will draw a pictures or cut out pictures to help visualize the image • You will find a quote to represent this image • Then write an explanation of what this image might represent.
Title Brief explanation of what the image is. Then create a list of adjectives Fitzgerald uses to describe it. Visual Representation Explain what this image might represent. (symbolic meaning) Quote
I think… This reminds me of… I agree/disagree because… I wonder… Gallery Walk While you observe the posters, use the post it notes to comment on 3 using one of the following sentence starters:
Rumors and Gossip Has a rumor ever been spread about you? Or have you ever spread a rumor? If so, describe the rumor.
Rumors and Gossip In your Reader Writer Notebook: Describe how you honestly feel about gossip?
Rumors and Gossip Why do you think people like gossip so much?
Rumors and Gossip What rumors are spread about the Mysterious Gatsby? P.47 P.43
Rumors and Gossip Write a 1 pager (125 words) describing why Gatsby is so mysterious. Then explain how how this gossip contributes to his mysteriousness.
The Great Gatsby Chapter 4 Quiz Tomorrow!
Gatsby’s Guest list P.65 P.61 Who is attending Gatsby’s Parties?
Gatsby’s Guest list In your Groups Choose 5 people from Gatsby’s Guest list and complete the following Chart. Guest’s Name Broken Virtue Explanation These people are not humble because they sit in the corner and turn their noses up at people. They are judgmental and not nice. The Blackbucks #13-Humility
Think About it Questions??? • What type of people seem to be attending Gatsby’s parties? • Looking back at your chart, what comments might you be able to make about the American Dream of people in this book? • What might Ben Franklin and Henry David Thoreau say about these party goers?