Reflection: Joy Comparative Literature I: Close Reading Chapter 1 in Detail - Section 2: Character Casting Choices: A Carryover


When I assign this project, one of the most common responses I hear is "I don't know any actors," but by using external sources, such as The Internet Movie Database, to look up their ideas, students are able to find connections that they initially did not even consider. Because the students "got into" and enjoyed this assignment so much--the casting activity, and allowing students to "cast" athletes, really appealed to their interests--I added time today to allow them to share their ideas. I firmly believe that being flexible as a teacher can include these assignments, those that just  give students a chance to share their thoughts.

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Comparative Literature I: Close Reading Chapter 1 in Detail

Unit 15: Literacy: "The Great Gatsby" Characterization, Style, and Visual Literacy
Lesson 5 of 16

Objective: SWBAT analyze a key scene in "The Great Gatsby" though close reading and preparing for comparing that scene to its portrayal in film.

Big Idea: Annotation and Analysis: Today, we dig deep into a single selection from Chapter 1 of "The Great Gatsby."

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