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1 The Great Gatsby Reader Response #1 Listen to the following musical selections. What images and words come to you as you listen? Write at least five sentences!

2 The Great Gatsby- Reader Response #2 Chapter One- page 6-8: Select three descriptions involving the use of color- you don’t need to write the whole quote, just the descriptive images. Then write a minimum of five sentences interpreting the images that are created through this use of imagery and the symbolism of the colors.

3 “... -he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and far as I was from him I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward- and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock. When I looked once more for Gatsby he had vanished, and I was alone again in the unquiet dark” (26). Reader Response #3: *write four sentences minimum! How do you define the “American dream”? What is it and what does it mean to you? What is your “American dream”? Reader Response #3: *write four sentences minimum! How do you define the “American dream”? What is it and what does it mean to you? What is your “American dream”?

4 The Great Gatsby: Reader Response #4 Chapter 2: pages Read back through the beginning of chapter 2. Find three descriptions of the color gray or the idea of death. Write down the descriptions- not the entire sentence, just the description and a minimum of five sentences about what image Fitzgerald constructs with the valley of ashes.

5 Reader Response #5: (write 4 sentences) What if money didn’t matter for your “American dream”? How would your dream change? Why or why not? Why is money so important? Reader Response #5: (write 4 sentences) What if money didn’t matter for your “American dream”? How would your dream change? Why or why not? Why is money so important?

6 Reader Response #6: Pages Gatsby’s party Find five different descriptions of Gatsby’s party that appeal to each of the five senses. Then describe the party using your own words in five sentences minimum. Reader Response #6: Pages Gatsby’s party Find five different descriptions of Gatsby’s party that appeal to each of the five senses. Then describe the party using your own words in five sentences minimum.

7 The Great Gatsby Reader Response #7 “But I am slow-thinking and full of interior rules that act as brakes on my desires...” (58) What do you think Nick means when he says this about himself? How does this make him different from other characters in the novel? *minimum of five sentences!”

8 The Great Gatsby- Reader Response #8: What are your impressions of Gatsby? What do other people say about Gatsby, and what does he tell Nick about himself? Why do you think so many wild rumors exists about him?

9 The Great Gatsby Reader Response #9 Page Summarize Daisy and Gatsby’s past history together. 5 sentences minimum The Great Gatsby Reader Response #9 Page Summarize Daisy and Gatsby’s past history together. 5 sentences minimum

10 The Great Gatsby- Reader Response #10 Select one character represented here and find two quotes that describe them- physically and personality traits. Then describe the character using your own words. 5 sentences minimum in your own words. Tom Buchanan

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15 Reader Response #15: Summarize the events of Chapter 7. What were the most significant details? Five sentences minimum!

16 Reader Response #16 “Show me a hero, and I’ll write you a tragedy.” F. Scott Fitzgerald Is Gatsby a hero? Why or why not? Does the novel exemplify this idea? 5 sentences min!

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