Monday - DO NOW: What does it show about Gatsby when he says, “what was the use of doing great things if I could have a better time telling her what I was going to do”? Begin chapter 8 review questions. Worksheet on literary devices and the importance of each within Fitzgerald's novel. Share out responses.
HW - Finish the book for Wednesday.
Wednesday - DO NOW: Why was Fitzgerald's novel unpopular when it first came out? How could such a popular novel today be so unpopular back when it first came out? Movie comparison - DiCaprio vs. Redford version. Journal response. Pass out essay and rubric. Allow students time to choose prompt and start planning essay.
Thursday - Work day in computer lab.
Friday - Last day to work on essay in class. Essays will be due at the end of class.