1. Each student received their vocabulary lists, study guide and reading guide for The Great Gatsby. The reading guide is extremely useful, as you know what chapters you need to read for homework, and you have a strong idea as to what our focus will be each class day.
2. I gave students the first five vocabulary words located on the study guide. You are to locate five more and define them for each chapter of Gatsby. In addition, please respond to the study guide questions and then notate with five questions for Chp. 1. I have included a copy of the study guide for you below. Please print it off and obtain the definitions for each vocabulary word from a friend, or locate the definitions via a dictionary.
3. We discussed the first seven characters within the novel, and recorded information about them on the "Characters" handout that I gave each student on Monday. Please obtain this information from a friend.
4. We started reading The Great Gatsby
1. Please complete reading Chp. 1 of Gatsby
2. Locate five new vocaulary words, answer Chp. 1 questions and notate with developing 5 of your own questions concerning Chp. 1
3. Review your Latin Roots for CRT......STARTS on WED!
The Great Gatsby Reading and Study Guide
Name _________________________________ Period ___________
Chp. 1 Vocabulary
Chp. 1 Questions
- Where did Daisy spend her childhood?
- Where did Tom and Nick previously kn ow each other?
- Where does Tom keep his “woman?”
- What has Daisy heard about Nick from “three people?”
- What sport does Tom enjoying playing?
Chap. 2 Vocabulary
Chp. 2 Questions
- What is the name of Tom's mistress?
- What does her husband do for a living?
- What day is it when Tom, Nick and the mistress go to town? Why is this symbolic?
- What reason does Margaret give for Tom and his mistress not being able to marry?
- Why does Tom break his mistress's nose?
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE (Poetic Text)
Chp. 3 Vocabulary
Chp. 3 Questions
- How frequently does Gatsby have parties?
- How do most people obtain access to Gatsby's parties?
- Where do they meet “Owl Eyes?”
- What, according to Nick, is his best virtue?
- Contrast on of Gatsby's parties with Myrtle's party? What specific differences can you locate? Do you think Myrtle would enjoy herself at one of Gatsby's parties? Explain your response?
- The party goers are compared to moths in this chapter. Explain this simile. Please focus on specifics.
- How can a man who prides himself in honesty overlook the dishonesty inherent in Jordan Baker? In Daisy? In Tom?
Interesting Aspects concerning Gatsby's Party and the individuals that attend (orange)
Chp. 4 Vocabulary
Chp. 4 Questions
- Who was the man that was Gatsby's home so much that he received the name “the boarder?”
- What is the one nervous habit that Gatsby demonstrates?
- What color is Gatsby's car? What does this indicate about him?
- We learn that Daisy's maiden name was “Fay.” What does this word “fey” mean? How is it an appropriate name for Daisy?
- We now have a reason for Gatsby's parties. Does it strike you as a reasonable choice on Gatsby's part? Explain your answer? Why not just invite Daisy over for tea?
ANY COLOR for NOTATIONS
Chp. 5 Vocabulary
Chp. 5 Questions
- What three colors is Gatsby wearing for the tea party? Indicate the symbolic meaning behind his choices.
- What does Gatsby almost knock off the mantle?
- What does Daisy do when she sees Gatsby's shirts? Explain the symbolism to her actions? Notice the color of the shirts.
- Notice that we are half way through the novel. Why do you suppose Fitzgerald waiting so long to allow Gatsby and Daisy to finally meet again?
- Examine the symbolism of the broken clock. (Gatsby leans against it and almost knocks it to the floor) How is the clock an appropriate symbol for this moment in the story?
- In the last three paragraphs of Chp. 5 Nick reflects on Gatsby's state of mind. Complete the quotation. “There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams—not through her own fault, but because of
- When Nick warns him not to expect too much of Daisy, saying, “You can't repeat the past,” what is Gatsby's reply? What does this indicate about this character?
ANNOTATIONS...Indicate five aspects concerning Gatsby's past that you did not know prior to reading Chp. 5.