Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Passing Judgement: Evaluating Jay Gatsby - Section 3: Student Reactions: Exit Discussion


Student responses to the question, "What is Gatsby?" varied; the exit tickets I asked them to complete as a poll provided a pretty clear division, the majority of the students felt he was a blend of these things. The kids that are uncomfortable with emotion, or those trying to be funny, tended to lean to "creepy stalker." The hopeless romantics tended to circle "hopeless romantic" and/or "Romantic hero." While the responses were not a surprise, students seem to avoid making definite choices when given an "out," the exit ticket gave the students something to refer to if I called on them, an answer to consider as well as a confidence-builder. It also gave something for them to focus on before break, keeping them on task a bit.

  Wrapping Up: An Exit Discussion
  Discourse and Questioning: Wrapping Up: An Exit Discussion
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Passing Judgement: Evaluating Jay Gatsby

Unit 15: Literacy: "The Great Gatsby" Characterization, Style, and Visual Literacy
Lesson 16 of 16

Objective: SWBAT analyze the development of the character of Gatsby as presented in different media by viewing and discussing portrayals of "The Great Gatsby" films.

Big Idea: Nick may be inclined to reserve judgement, but today we judge Jay Gatsby to wrap up the novel.

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English / Language Arts, Literature, Fictional Literature, character analysis, The Great Gatsby, class discussion, Critical Viewing
  55 minutes
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