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Understanding the Consequences of our Experiences
— DATES: May 4, 2015—May 26, 2015 (15 Days)
— GENRE(S): Novel / Poetry
— CURRICULAR OBJECTIVES: Critical Analytical Response to Literary Text, Personal Response to Text
— TEXTS: The Great Gatsby
MAJOR ASSESSMENTS (See Associated Chart)
The Great Gatsby
LINK TO THE GREAT GATSBY ON IMDB.COM
In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write “something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned.” That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald’s finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author’s generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald’s—and his country’s—most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther....And one fine morning—” Gatsby’s rise to glory and eventual fall from grace becomes a kind of cautionary tale about the American Dream.
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(WARNING CONTAINS SPOILERS)
Newspaper article + sharpie = Newspaper Blackout Poetry: Instead of starting with a blank page, poet Austin Kleon grabs a newspaper and a permanent marker and eliminates the words he doesn’t need.
Using thoughtback.com to collect and share significant quotations from The Great Gatsby.
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