The Great Gatsby Literary Analysis Essay DUE Tuesday May 28: Support Resources

Purpose: The Great Gatsby Final Essay will be evidence of your ability to use FEEDBACK to revise and refine your writing.  Use the resources below to revise your original timed write and show growth. Your essay MUST BE 800-1000 words TYPED in MLA FORMAT.  Use all previous work and the following resources as support.  

  1. The Great Gatsby Literary Analysis Prompts and Single Point Rubric
  2. Archetypes in Literature (PDF): Video
  3. ESSAY FINAL DRAFT CHECKLIST
  4. Sample Literary Analysis Essay synthesis
  5. How to format essay in MLA Format on Google Docs
  6. Literary Analysis Thesis Guide: Video
  7. Powerful Verbs for Essays
  8. The Ten Commandments of Literary Quotation

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 5.20-5.24

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week AP Seminar students will be using Q.U.E.S.T. to propose end of the year banquet and to reflect on this year’s learning.  

Monday (SBAC Testing BLOCK 1, 3, 5): Banquet Plans and Proposals

Tuesday: (SBAC Testing BLOCK 2,4, 6): No class

Wednesday: (SBAC Testing BLOCK 1,3, 5): Banquet Plans and Twilight Zone Analysis

Thursday: (SBAC Testing BLOCK 2,4, 6): No class

Friday: Q.U.E.S.T. Reflection Final Project

Mexican American Literature: Period 2, 6

This week, Mexican American Literature and Culture Scholars will write a paragraph that explains the basic elements of the folk tale of La Llorona and will use these to analyze how Mexican American writers and artists use it as an archetype.  

Monday (SBAC Testing BLOCK 1, 3, 5): No Class

Tuesday (SBAC testing BLOCK 2, 4, 6): 1.  La Llorona Background Paragraph 2. “Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros

Wednesday(SBAC Testing BLOCK 1, 3, 5): No Class

Thursday (SBAC Testing Block 2, 4, 6): La Llorona in Children’s Books by Mexican American writers.

Friday: Introduction to Rudolfo Anaya and Screening of Bless Me Ultima

English 3P Honors: Period 3, 4

This week in class, English 3P Honors will be completing SBAC Testing.  At h0me they will be working on their literary analysis of The Great Gatsby.

 

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class: 5.13-5.17

AP Seminar

Monday: Beneath the Curve: Day 1

Tuesday: Beneath the Curve: Day 2

Wednesday: IMP Reflection and Project Self Assessment

Thursday: IMP Reflection and Project Self Assessment

Friday: Team Building

Mexican American Literature: Period 2, 6

Monday: Birth of the Mexican American: Portfolio Chapter 2 Day 1

Tuesday: Birth of the Mexican American: Portfolio Chapter 2 Share Out

Wednesday: 1.) Llorona Cuento Share0ut

Thursday: I.  Pre-reading: What is a cuento or a folk taleWhat is its function? Who is LA LLORONA?

Friday: I.  Reading: “La Llorona“, Spiritual Cleansing: A Mexican Ghost Story“Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros,

English 3P Honors: Period 3, 4

Monday: The Great Gatsby Ch. 7-9 Progress Check 6.3

Tuesday: The Great Gatsby Film Adaptation Comparison

Wednesday: 1.Progress Check 6.2 Progress Check Revision 2. The Great Gatsby Literary Analysis Essay Prep (Rubric)

Thursday: Introduction to American Theater Day 1

Friday: 1. Introduction to Fences: Background on August Wilson Video and Author Background Circle Map and Paragraph Frame 2. Thinking like a Semiotician: Foretelling the future by recognizing Fences by August Wilson as Symbols of abstract ideas.

This week in Ms. Alba’s Class 4.29-5.3

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week AP Seminar Scholars will submit portfolios to the AP College Board, and prepare for End of Course Exam by completing and revising practice end of course exams.

Monday: Upload IWA to College Board Digital Portfolio

Tuesday: After reading and annotating “34 problems with Standardized Tests” by Valerie Strauss, students will identify the TOPIC, PURPOSE, and LINE of REASONING by completing TPCCC Says Means Matters template.

Wednesday: After discussing the LINE OF REASONING in Lines of Communication Exercise, students will use TIEAC to Evaluate the effectiveness of the evidence the author uses to support the claims made in the argument.

Thursday: After reviewing previous year’s EOC Section II Free Response Questions, AP Seminar scholars will review sample source material to build and organize an effective argument.

Friday: After reviewing ANT-TIEAC-RARR, students will complete a practice TIMED WRITE to prepare for AP Seminar End of Course Exam on May 7, 2019.

Mexican American Literature: Period 2, 6

This week, Mexican American Literature Scholars will compare ARCHETYPE patterns in El Corrido de Joaquin Murrieta and El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez after completing a close reading of the ballads and historical source materials.

Monday: After defining Guyatri Spivak’s postcolonial theory on the SUBALTERN, students will apply this term to analyze the song titled, “El Corrido” by Los Tigres del Norte using a QUICK ANALYSIS sentence frame and GIVE ONE GET ONE discussion.

Tuesday: After a JIGSAW reading, Jess Canales’ essay “The Origins of Joaquin Murrieta,” students will be able to identify the socio-historical origins of Joaquin Murrieta in a QUAKER SHARE.

Wednesday: After reading a summary of Carl Jung’s views of archetypes, students will identify character ARCHETYPE and JOURNEY using textual evidence from Jess Canales’s essay “The Origins of Joaquin Murrieta,”

Thursday: After completing a QUICK SEARCH on Americo Paredes’ life and completing a Author Background Circle Map and Paragraph Frame on findings, students will share findings and write a BACKGROUND PARAGRAPH on the scholar and his influence on the field of Mexican American Studies.

Friday: After reading “El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez,” students will compare the text to “El Corrido de Joaquin Murrieta” and begin to analyze the film adaptation titled The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez written by Victor Villasenor.

English 3P Honors: Period 3 & 4

This week, English 3P Honors will present their understanding of MODERNISM through presentations on the Harlem Renaissance and analysis of Ch. 1-6 of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  

Monday: Harlem Renaissance Inquiry Project Panel Presentations Day 1

Tuesday: Harlem Renaissance Inquiry Project Panel Presentation Day 2

Wednesday: The Great Gatsby Literary Circles on Chapter 4-6

Thursday: Progress Check Revision for PC 6.1

Friday: Socratic Seminar Ch. 1-6