Be sure all of your job shadow assignments are DONE and IN YOUR FOLDER! We will edit and expand on the job shadow journal after break, so please have it ready when you come back.
To prepare to begin reading Of Mice and Men,
View Steinbeck and Great Depression Background
View Background Video
View Of Mice and Men Movie Trailer
View THIS CLIP of the movie to understand the relationship between George the protector and Lennie the man-child.
Complete and turn in the Steinbeck Webquest.. I'll give you a copy or you can save document to your laptop and type responses on it. PUT YOUR NAME ON THE WEBQUEST!!
**Use these sites to complete assignment. Use the Edit, Find command to search the sites.
Sites for John Steinbeck WebQuest:
1. Steinbeck's California Connection
2. Steinbeck Timeline
3. Find A Grave
4. Wiki on Steinbeck
5. Steinbeck's Friends
6. Sorry Charley
7. Steinbeck's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech--click Read the acceptance speech
Sites for Of Mice and Men WebQuest:
1. Wikipedia's Of Mice and Men--DON'T Read the Summary!
2.. Banned Books
3. Banned Classic American Novels
4. Why is the book banned?
5. Meaning of title
6. Themes of novel
Distribute Books and Packets.
Assignment: Read Of Mice and Men during Christmas break! It should take you 2 to 3 hours.
Here are ALL of the Chapters on AudioBook NOT on YouTube
Here is an AUDIO BOOK WITH THE WORDS on the screen if that helps.
Audio of Chapter 1 with words on screen
Audio of Chapter 2 with words on screen
**You can find EVERY chapter read aloud on YouTube!
I would suggest waiting until the end of next week! Answer the discussion questions in the packet as you read!!
We will use Tuesday, January 5th, for review
and take THREE CLOSED BOOK quizzes over the book on Thursday, January 7 (Ch 1-2, Ch 3-4, Ch 5-6).
Previous Days' Assignments:
(Don't leave for Christmas without Of Mice & Men book!)
Finish new Great Gatsby Movie
Post a Response at QuickTopic THIS WEEKEND (must be in before Christmas!)
**Here is the Gatsby Life Lessons article for Topic #2 at QuickTopic
Assignment: Finish up all the job shadow pieces before Christmas! Put everything in your folder so I can go through the folders during break. We will be expanding on your job shadow paper, so have it done and ready to revise!
Here are some reviews of the two:
1. Read A Side by Side Comparison of 1974 and 2013
2. Read DiCaprio vs. Redford
3. Read Book vs. Movie: 4 Fatal Differences
4. Can't repeat the past? Why of course you Cannes! Why F.Scott Fitzgerald fans should love Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby
**You can easily find comparisons like this: 1974 vs. 2013, but PLEASE try NOT to! This should be YOUR interpretation of the similarities and differences between the two.
** Movie Buff? The Great Gatsby is an Alternate Timeline Where Jack Survived Titanic
DiCaprio as Jack drowns in The Titanic. DiCaprio as industrial spy Dominic Cobb washes up on shore in Inception. DiCaprio as Gatsby dies in the pool.
Watch Love is Blindness video from new Gatsby!
Watch Young and Beautiful video from new Gatsby!
No School Wednesday
View new Great Gatsby Movie (143 minutes).
So Nick's a writer and under the care of a psychologist???
Half an hour in, after Gatsby's grand entrance, pause and read THIS ARTICLE.
Record thoughts on similarities and differences on notecard provided (plot, dedication to script, music, costuming, cinematography, characterization, etc.)
"The 2013 Gatsby is made for a generation of people who don’t read, who have no attention span, no depth or subtlety, and must be enticed by plastic characters with obvious emotions and by loud glitzy things in order to get the point. It’s an MTV Gatsby!"
"Three of five stars. While the acting was solid and the visuals were amazing, the execution of the storytelling left some to be desired, and the Fergie and JayZ-heavy sound track was less than true to the spirit of the Jazz Age."
A music soundtrack review: Look at this great headline!
For mature students only: Something to think about
The Great Gastby Objective and Essay Test
Watch A Psychoanalysis of Jay Gatsby
Watch Leonardo DeCaprio talk about playing Gatsby
Discuss similarities between Dexter and Gatsby and Fitzgerald!
Self-paced Focused Gatsby Test Review. Test will be closed book, except for the essay since you will need to cite passages.
Expectation: You will work QUIETLY as you review. Please remain seated. Please don't disturb others. If you aren't reviewing for Gatsby, work on your job shadow pieces.
**ALL of these sites worked for students last year. ALL of these sites work on my computer at my home. I don't know what you do/don't have access to with your filter. If you can't open them on your laptop, use a home computer or a library computer.
To get started with review, WATCH THE VIDEOS here at the bottom!
1. Spark Notes Quiz
2. Quote Flashcards from The Great Gatsby--go through all of the cards!
3. Characters and Symbols in The Great Gatsby--play multiple times to access all terms
4. Who Wants to be a Millionaire Review
5. Cliff's Notes Quiz
6. Top 10 Quotes from The Great Gatsby (Click the Skip to Content Button if necessary)
*Two other good ways to review are to go through the highlighted portions of the book and to go back to view your previous Quia quizzes at Student Zone.
8. Fun Trivia Quiz
9. Another Fun Trivia Quiz
10. All the Tests Quiz
Finish Great Gatsby Movie (2:13 to end--10 minutes left!)
Chapter 9 Kahoot
Take 10 minutes to complete Chapter 9 quiz before we discuss it.
Video lecture for Chapter 9 (24 minutes)
The Great Gatsby Chapter 8 Kahoot
Go over Mystery Solver
View Chapter 8--start at 1:52:58 (Nick leaving Gatsby at Tom & Daisy's)-2:13
Discuss religious symbolism/worksheet
_Take Chapter 8 Quiz at Quia
Assignment: Finish book for next class meeting
The Great Gatsby: View Chapter 7 (1:21-1:56--35 minutes)--got to 1:52:58 Nick leaving
Take Chapter 7 Quiz_ at Quia
Chapter 7 on video: 1:21-1:56 (35 minutes)
Chapter 8 on video: 1:56-2:13 (27 minutes)
Chapter 9 on video: 2:13-2:23 (10 minutes)