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THE GREAT GATSBY. Unit 4 Day 1- Intro to Gatsby. Do-now. How do you think that last semester went for you? What did you do well? What could you improve upon? What are your goals for this semester? Try to at least write two. . Tip of the day:. * New this semester: Tips of the Day - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Unit 4 Day 1- Intro to GatsbyTHE GREAT GATSBYDo-nowHow do you think that last semester went for you? What did you do well? What could you improve upon? What are your goals for this semester? Try to at least write two.

Tip of the day:*New this semester: Tips of the DayThese are just tidbits of knowledge to help strengthen your English skills. Im basing my tips of the day off of common mistakes I see in your papers.Not standards grades, but hopefully they will help you to be better.

Tip #1: A lot, not alot. Alot is not a word.

Announcements/Reminders:Next journals due: Wednesday, Feb. 5th

CHANGE: ONLY TWO OUTSIDE BOOKS THIS SEMESTER. First outside reading is due: Monday, April 14th.

Come in on FRIDAY to re-take Crucible quiz if you are Davonte, Gaby, Abel, Michelle, Bulmaro, Kiara, Sara, Bridget, Edward, Andrew, Daniel, Rolanda, Kim

Come in next MONDAY to re-take a vocab quiz if you are Socorro, Sammie, Jesus, Jason, Bridget, Sara, Laura, Abel, Nelson

If you are in my 9th period, were working on commas, semi-colons, colons. Andres you dont need to come. 4Prayer:Period 6: Ms. StittThursday: Kim, Friday: Anthony A. Monday: Allie

Period 7: DoloThursday: Jenni C., Fridya: Bryan, Monday: Josue

Period 8: DavonteThursday: Gaby, Friday: Juan, Monday: Abel

SWBATUse reflections on the semester to set goals for the futureDiscuss upcoming issues in The Great Gatsby

Youre almost seniors! To continue working toward the future Expectations for the semester:What do you think we should work on as a class? What should be some expectations? Talk to a friend for the next minute.

Here are some things that I was thinkingALL homework turned inOnly speaking when hands are raised.Expectations this semester will be higher. Academics: assignments will continue to have more expectationsBehavior: Less outside talking/behavioral issues will be tolerated.Be the best you can be! Youre here to succeed and be the best version of yourself!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pEBz6PzF50 (to 4:16) A couple of notes on the final exam:Writing section: Most of you did well on this section! Good work!Remember that a theme should be a message saying that something could turn out good or bad isnt a message its not arguable. SAME EXPECTATIONS as a normal essayHook, bridge, dont use you, good TRANSITIONS between paragraphsWhat formatting should you use when you use a novels title?Italicize or underline. Jesse. Of Mice and Men. DO THIS ALL THE TIME. Clarification: George killed Lennie to HELP him Lennies fate wouldve been much worse if Curley got to him. They couldnt run away because Lennie might hurt someone again. Grade changes: If you attached your grades, any grades that I circled on your grade sheet were changed/improved. After considering your grade, would you have studied more? What would you have changed about the way you studied? Write your thoughts at the top of your final.

Look at your final exam writing section.On a separate sheet of paper, write the first sentence of your first paragraph (should be a hook)Then write your thesisWrite the first sentence (topic sentence) of your second body paragraphWrite the first sentence (topic sentence) of your third body paragraph.Write the first sentence (topic sentence) of your fourth body paragraph.Write the first sentence (topic sentence) of your conclusion paragraph. Look at your sentencesWhen you look at all of these sentences combined, does it sound like a good, solid paragraph that flows? OR does it look like this?The theme that everyone needs a companion shows up in Of Mice and Men.The theme that everyone needs a companion also is present in The Crucible.In Jesse, everyone needs a companion. Take a few minutes to try and revise your paragraph so that it has stronger transitions. Here are some starting phrases if youre stuck:Just like in [text], the theme Though this theme is strong in [text], it is even more evident

WRITE. Take 4 minutes to simply write your thoughtsWhat are Americans attitudes toward wealth and poverty?What is your attitude toward wealth and poverty?

If you run out of ideas for what to write about, here are some other questions to consider:What defines a persons social class?Can money really buy happiness? Would you marry for money? Is there any difference between people who have inherited wealth and people who have worked hard for their money?

11Gatsby Trailer (2013 version) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXAB2A8iHLEHomework:On 1 sheet of paper, please write a quote that does one of two things:Shows a new goal you have for the semesterExpresses a new side of you that you have discovered over the last semester.

Needs to be:Colored/decoratedWritten by someone else (not you, not your friends)Due tomorrow.

Exit: Hand me your final exam ANDWrite your dream and three concrete steps you can take to get there THIS SEMESTERExample: Dream: I would like to buy a house.Step 1: Save $300 from each paycheck.Step 2: Only go out to dinner once every two weeks to save money.Step 3: Research houses in the area.

TOMORROW Begin on grammatical concept?*THERE/THEIR/THEYREIntroduce quotesStronger transitions

http://prezi.com/ttp3bhkgxsob/great-gatsby-anticipation-questions/Questions to help your thinking process:What defines a persons social class?Can money really buy happiness? Is there any difference between people who have inherited wealth and people who have worked hard for their money? Theyre both wealthy. How might these people be different or the same?