Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Day 30!

Happy Tuesday...I almost typed "Wednesday" there...embarrassing.

Today, we will read chapter 8 in class. When you are done reading, please answer the questions below.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Day 29!

Happy Monday!

We'll talk about Chapter 7 today (it was a big one), and then we will move on to chapter 8!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Day 28!

Happy Friday!

Hopefully, we can get everybody back on the same page today. Like literally, the same page in the book. We'll talk a little bit about Chapter 6, add anything to our charts that we may need, and then we will move forward!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Day 27!


We'll do chapter 6 today since you did not get time to get to it yesterday!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Day 26!

Good morning!

I'm sorry I left you for the day, but you're in good hands with Mr. Peterson!

Okay, so this is the plan for today.

First, since Chapter 5 was a big one (significance wise), I would like you to add to our very favorite characterization charts. Please focus on Gatsby and Daisy.

Then, if you are Sydney and you are present today, welcome back. You will be working on the writing assignment linked to Monday's blog post. The others can fill you in on the instructions. Once you're done, please turn it in on the form below.

The rest of yous (get it? I sound like a mobster), I would like you to turn in your writing assignment using the form below.  Then, please read Chapter 6 and identify those  instances of characterization. Brad, obviously since you've read this chapter already, you can go back through and look for the characterization.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Day 25!


Well, Peyton, Alina, and I had a blast yesterday without you guys. We'll do yesterday's plan today!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Day 24!

Happy Monday!

We'll spend a little time talking about Chapter 5 today. Then, you will have time to complete this writing assignment.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Day 23!


We'll do chapter 4, then move forward to chapter 5!

Chapter 4
  1. The introductory section of Chapter 4 gives a long roster of those who attended Gatsby’s parties. How do they behave toward their host? Why, then, do they accept his hospitality?
  2. Describe Gatsby’s car.
  3. Discuss the details that Gatsby shares with Nick about his past.
  4. Does Nick believe Gatsby’s story? Why or why not?
  5. Who is Meyer Wolfsheim? What seems to be his connection with Gatsby?
  6. Jordan Baker tells Nick about Daisy, Gatsby, and Tom. Summarize the story.
  7. Explain the epigraph on the title page of the novel (“it’s the quote”). What does it reveal about Gatsby and his love for Daisy?
  8.  Do we know why Gatsby has so many parties? Why did he buy the house? Explain.
  9. When Gatsby spoke to Jordan in his library in Chapter 3, he had devised a plan involving Nick. What was it? Why did he not ask Nick directly?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Day 22!

Happy Thursday!

We'll spend a little time talking about Chapter 4 today, and then we will keep moving forward!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Day 21!

Happy Wednesday!

I'm sorry I'm not with you today; I hope you don't miss me too much! :) I'm upstairs in a meeting, so if you have a question, send me an email or a chat, and I will try to get back to you ASAP.

Today, I want you to start by finishing the characterization charts  based on chapter 3. I changed the editing rights, so you all should be able to access and edit them now. One of you can plug into the SMART board and you can finish this together.

Once you are done with that, please start on chapter 4. You can pick how you read this, but it's all together or all separate. Whatever you don't finish should be read for homework for Thursday!

Have a good day!

Day 20!

We'll finish discussing chapter 3 today, and then we will move on to chapter 4!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Day 19!


Today, we will finish up with chapter 3. We'll talk about the figurative language, and we'll add to our characterization charts. Then, we will move on to chapter 4!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Day 18!

Happy Friday!

We'll spend a little time talking about the end of Chapter 2, and then we will move on! We will add to our characterization charts, and then begin reading Chapter 3!

As we read this next chapter, please keep track of examples of any figurative language that you come across.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Day 17!


Onward with chapter two today!

Remember, be on the look out for examples of figurative language, and continue to notice the methods of characterization. How does Fitzgerald want us to interpret his characters? It's all about the word choice!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The 16th Day.

Happy Wednesday!

After we FINALLY finish our characterization charts, we will begin reading chapter two!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Day 15!


We will finish up with the characterization charts for chapter one today. Then, we may FINALLY get to move on to chapter two! Yay!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Day 14!


OKAY. So. Today we will finally get to talk about methods of characterization in the first chapter of The Great Gatsby. We will hopefully get to start/ finish the characterization charts!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Day 13!

Happy Friday!

I have my fingers crossed that we can finish our 20 questions game today and finally move on to our characterization charts for chapter one of The Great Gatsby. 

On Monday, we will move on to chapter two!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Day 12!


We will continue with our 20 questions game from yesterday to start class today.

Then, we will take a look at characterization in the first chapter of The Great Gatsby. We will use these characterization charts to track the development of the five main characters throughout the novel.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Day 11!

Happy Wednesday.

I hope you enjoyed your extended weekend!

Today, we will start by discussing Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby. You will group up with two other students. Together, you will create a list of twenty questions about the chapter designed to test the other group's knowledge of the reading. Then, we will have a competition to see who knows the most about the reading!

After that, we will talk a little bit about methods of characterization. Then, we will begin charting character development on these characterization charts.