Presentation on theme: "4/13/16 Do Now: Homework: Take a copy of the Sociogram and Socratic Reflections from the front. Take out your Socratic Seminar notes homework. Extensions."— Presentation transcript:
1 4/13/16Do Now:Homework:Take a copy of the Sociogram and Socratic Reflections from the front.Take out your Socratic Seminar notes homework.Extensions Activities Due 4/15 by 11:59pmSocratic Seminar ReflectionsLearning Goal: How can sharing ideas in a Socratic Seminar help develop your understanding? How did the Socratic Seminar help develop/change your thinking about Gatsby?
2 Looking Ahead: Friday + Monday – Sociograms Tuesday – *Sociograms due – Gatsby as a Tragic Hero/Socratic PrepWednesday - Socratic SeminarThursday – Quest 7-9Use your 7-9 review packets to studyFriday – Text-Analysis Response
7 Socratic Seminar Scoring: Socratic Seminar Scoring GuideAdvanced: Student meets all of the proficient criteria plus one or more of the following:Actively incorporates others into the discussionChallenges ideas and conclusions in thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideasSummarizes points of agreement and disagreementUtilizes Textual Evidence to support their pointMakes new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented ProficientStudent comes to discussion prepared (with completed preparation notes and text)Uses body language and eye contact to indicate active listening for the duration of the seminarPoses and/or responds to questionsParticipates by doing at least one of the following:Building on the thoughts of others by using appropriate transition words and phrasesAsking clarifying questionsQuoting the text to support a pointUsing language of recognition and appreciation to promote collaborative, collegial discussionsBasic: Student meets 2-3 of the proficient criteriaBelow Basic: Student meets only 1 of the proficient criteriaFar Below Basic: Student meets none of the proficient criteria
8 Socratic Seminar Reflections: 1.Summary: Summarize the key ideas discussed in the seminar:Reaction: Identify what someone said; write down his/her comment. React to his/her statement.3.Explain how the Seminar influenced your thinking about one (or more) of the characters.4.Explain how the Seminar influenced your thinking about the novel, The Great Gatsby, as a whole.5.What is your biggest take away from the seminar? (What surprised you? What do you see differently? What did you learn? Etc.)6.What question(s) do you still have about the novel?7.Socratic Connections:.8.Self-Assessment9.Identify a personal goal for the next seminar:10.What are some suggestions do you have for Mr. Brill and Ms. Cetinski to make the next Socratic even better (is that even possible?) for you as a student and participant?
9 Sociogram:What does this sociogram do well and why? How does it effectively illustrate characters and relationships at the end of Gatsby? Explain. What is unclear or do you not understand about the sociogram? What would you have done differently, or what could the student have done differently to make the sociogram more effective?
10 Discussion Question:1. What is significant of the novel’s title and why is the novel considered so important to the history of American literature?A) What is the significance of the novel’s title? B) Is Jay Gatsby truly great? C) Nick tells Gatsby that he is “worth the whole damn bunch put together”. How does our perception of Tom, Daisy, and Jordan influence our assessment of Gatsby? D) How does our awareness of Gatsby’s motivations and decisions affect our assessment? D) Why has this character maintained a place in the canon of American literature? F) Should this novel be renamed for today’s society? Why or why not?
11 2. What does the novel say about dreams and the American Dream? Discussion Question:2. What does the novel say about dreams and the American Dream?A) What is the American Dream? B) Do any of the characters in the novel find their American Dream? C) How does Fitzgerald relate Gatsby’s dream to the American Dream? D) Does the novel praise or condemn Gatsby’s dream? E) Has the American Dream changed since Gatsby’s time? How? Why? F) What seems to be the author’s message concerning the Dream as found in the last four paragraphs of the novel? E) The critic Sven Birkerts says that the novel is about “disillusionment and hope.” Do you agree or disagree with this quote? Why?
12 3 + 7. What does the novel say about marriage and love? Discussion Question:What does the novel say about marriage and love?A) How are marriage and love depicted in the novel? B) How successful is the marriage between Daisy and Tom Buchanan? C) How is the marriage between Myrtle and George depicted? D) Why did Nick become involved with Jordan? E) Why did he break off the relationship? F) Judging from their actions, how do these various characters define love?
13 Discussion Question:4. How does “the past” function in the novel? Is Fitzgerald’s view of how the past influences the characters, and us, accurate and fair?A) What is Fitzgerald’s purpose in detailing the characters’ past lives and experiences? B) What is Gatsby trying to recapture, and how do his memories and experiences impact his goal? C) To what extent is he successful? D) Why do some critics view this novel as a precautionary tale? E) Is reminiscing about the past a benefit to one’s physical and emotional development? F) What is the author’s view concerning this?
14 5. What is your final perception or understanding of Nick Carraway? Discussion Question:5. What is your final perception or understanding of Nick Carraway?A) In the opening pages, Nick Carraway says he is “inclined to reserve all judgments”. Do you agree that he is an impartial observer? B) What are his character flaws and how might they affect his narration? C) As narrator, how does his outlook influence our perception of characters or events? D) What does Nick learn from his experiences in the East? E) How does it affect his moral development? F) Is he a believable representative of his time period and/or today’s time?
15 Discussion Question:6. What is your understanding of the characters in the novel and why do you feel this way? Stay focused on one character.If you were to select one passage from the novel to represent one of the five major characters (Gatsby, Nick, Daisy, Tom, or Jordan), which passage would best reflect that character’s personality and why?
16 Discussion Question:8. What does the novel say about materialism and material possession? Is this view still relevant today? Why?Gatsby shows Daisy his mansion and his possessions, especially his shirts, to try to prove that with his current wealth he is worthy of her. In what ways do people today try to impress others with material possessions? What things are considered impressive? What do you think of impressing others through the acquisition of material goods? How is society affected by this use of possessions? What does the novel say about materialism? What, if any, are the similarities between the 1920s American society and the 21st Century American society with regard to materialism?
17 Discussion Question:9. Is The Great Gatsby a cautionary tale? If so, what is it warning us about and why is the warning still relevant or not?James Miller writes, “Although The Great Gatsby is much more than a book about the 1920s, it remains solidly based in the era and place that gave it birth. But it is not only based there: it also provides, in some sense, a commentary on our times.” Birkerts maintains that “if the novel is indeed a cautionary tale, then it is really cautioning us against selling ourselves short, against turning in fear or disappointment form the lyrical call of our nature. Gatsby was not a fool for dreaming, only for not knowing how dreams intersect with realities.” Do you agree or disagree with the critic’s stance? Why or why not? Can you connect this idea to an outside text or real life example?
18 Open Floor – Ask Your Questions Discussion Question:Open Floor – Ask Your Questions
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