A Moveable Feast: 11th American Literature/Composition

11th American Literature/Composition Winter 2008

December 15, 2008: Responding to Tonight’s Viewing of The Great Gatsby December 15, 2008

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Reflect on tonight’s viewing of the video.

What ideas, characters, and events stood out to you?  Why?  What was the most important or memorable passage to you?  Why?

Provide specific examples from the video to support your answers.

Explain your ideas in a thoughtful and well written paragraph of 8-10 sentences.

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Jazz Age and Roaring Twenties Research Resources December 10, 2008

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Thursday, May 22, 2008: Post-Novel Responses May 23, 2008

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Think about the novel now that we have completed our reading and study of it. 

1.  What was your response to the conclusion of the novel?  Why?

2.  Which character did you like most in the novel?  Why?

3.  Which character did you like least in the novel?  Why?

4.  What do you think of Gatby’s dream?  Was he foolish to pursue his dream or not?  Why?

Please write a brief paragraph (this means you will have four paragraphs) of 4-6 sentences each.  Think carefully and deeply.

 

Chapter 9 Response: 2 of 4 Question Choices

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Answer in paragraph format.  Be sure to identify your question numbers.

 

Chapter 2 Response to The Great Gatsby May 9, 2008

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Consider the events of Chapter 2.  What character stands out the most to you in this chapter?  Why?  What event stands out the most to you ? Why?  What do you think of Myrtle Wilson?  What do you think of the way Tom treats her?  Why do you think she stays with him?  What do you think might happen next?

Share your ideas in a thoughtful paragraph of 10-12 complete sentences.

 

Responding to Chapter 1, The Great Gatsby May 7, 2008

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Reflect on our reading and discussion of Chapter 1.  What ideas, characters, and events stood out to you?  Why?  What was the most important or memorable passage to you?  Why?

Provide specific examples from Chapter 1 to support your answers.

Explain your ideas in a thoughtful and well written paragraph of 8-10 sentences.

 

Think and Write: The Value of Money May 1, 2008

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In your opinion, does money truly make people happy?  Does the acquisition of power, material possessions, and status bring true happiness for people? 

Explain your ideas and provide examples to support your opinion.  Please respond thoughtfully in a paragraph of 8-10 sentences.