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By F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald  Born in 1896, St. Paul, Minnesota  Named after famous, second cousin Francis Scott Key.

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1 By F. Scott Fitzgerald

2  Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald  Born in 1896, St. Paul, Minnesota  Named after famous, second cousin Francis Scott Key

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4  Attended Newman School (New Jersey) from 1911–1912  Enrolled at Princeton University in 1913 as a member of the Class of 1917  Joined Princeton Triangle Club, a musical comedy club, and begins writing (leads to his original submission to Charles Scribner and Sons)  Fitzgerald left Princeton to enlist in the US Army during World War I (war ended)

5  Zelda Sayre (1900–1948,  “Golden girl“ of Montgomery youth society  Engaged in 1919, moved to New York City  Couldn’t convince Zelda that he would be able to support her, leading her to break off the engagement.  This Side of Paradise is accepted by Scribner's in 1919, and Zelda and Scott resumed their engagement.  The novel was published on March 26, 1920, and became one of the most popular books of the year.

6  Zelda experienced many mental health issues (schizophrenia)  Due to her constant medical treatment, Fitzgerald always had to take out loans to support his family (only his first book made enough to support his lifestyle)

7  Only finished four novels  This Side of Paradise (1920)  The Beautiful and the Damned (1922)  The Great Gatsby (1925)  Tender is the Night (1934)  Wrote many short stories about youth and promise combined with old age and despair  Only wrote short stories to subsidize his bills and lifestyle  Also wrote for Hollywood (“hack”)

8  Estranged from wife who lived in east coast mental institutions  Lived with his mistress in Hollywood  Suffered two heart attacks and was hospitalized  Suffered one more fatal heart attack in 1940

9  Young, literary modernists filled with “disillusionment”  Moved to Paris after first World War  Included Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, Sherwood Anderson, Waldo Peirce, John Dos Passos, John Steinbeck, Erich Maria Remarque and Cole Porter.  Term was credited to author Gertrude Stein

10  Term coined by Fitzgerald  Named after music of the time  Between WW1 and the Great Depression  Traditional values declined  Stock market soared for a brief time  Period of young people being carefree  Fitzgerald criticized the “relaxed” time period in his works

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12  1925  Set on Long Island, NY  Prohibition (bootleggers)  Organized crime  Not popular at first  Commented on materialism andlack of morality of the time  Modern Library’s 100 best books of the 20 th century

13  The cover of The Great Gatsby is among the most celebrated pieces of jacket art in American literature.  Francis Cugat was commissioned to illustrate the book while Fitzgerald was in the midst of writing it.  Completed before the novel  Fitzgerald told his publisher he had "written it into" the novel.

14  Recall one fact from the video about each of the following:  The 1920s  F. Scott Fitzgerald  The Great Gatsby

15  Students will be able to recall important facts regarding Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, and the Jazz Age ( A)  Agenda:  1. Bellringer  2. PowerPoint Presentation  Assignment: Read chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby

16  Who is Nick Carraway? How does he know Daisy and Tom? What do we know about Gatsby at this point?

17  Students will be able to describe characters in chapter one of The Great Gatsby ( A)  Agenda:  Bellringer  Discussion  Assignment: Read chapter two of Gatsby

18  In one paragraph, do your best to describe the plot in chapter two. Summarize what you read, and then write a few sentence reaction to the chapter.

19  Students will be able to define modernism ( B)  Agenda:  Bellringer  Discussion  PowerPoint on Modernism  Assignment: Read chapter three of Gatsby by Thursday

20  Organize your binder.  Remove all short reading activities from beginning of year  Remove all in class activities/worksheets  Keep all study guides, unit organizers, bell ringers, vocabulary sheets, tests, and grammar sheets  Keep all scantron sheets  Keep your Huck Finn writing assignment  Get your Lost Lady bell ringers together

21  Students will predict how Jay Gatsby makes his millions by creating tableaus ( A)  Agenda:  Bellringer (binder)  PowerPoint  Assignment Sheet  Group work Assignment: Read chapter three for tomorrow

22  Get into your groups (four people) and determine what your prediction will be.

23  Students will predict how Jay Gatsby makes his millions by creating tableaus ( A)  Agenda:  Bellringer (groups)  Group work  Presentations Assignment: Read chapter three of The Great Gatsby for tomorrow

24  Students will be able to recall important information from the text ( A)  Agenda:  1. Bellringer  2. Discuss  3. Read  Assignment: Read chapter 4 of Gatsby for homework

25  Students will be able to recall important information from the text ( A)  Agenda:  1. Bellringer  2. Discuss  3. Read  Assignment: Read chapter 6 of Gatsby for homework

26  Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the text ( A)  Agenda:  1. Bellringer (review PowerPoint notes)  2. Quiz  3. Discuss reading  Assignment: Read chapter 7 of Gatsby

27  Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the text ( A)  Agenda:  1. Bellringer  2. Discuss reading  Assignment: Read chapter 9 of Gatsby

28  Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the text ( A)  Agenda:  1. Bellringer  2. Discuss reading  Assignment: Read chapter 9 of Gatsby


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