Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Critical Viewing II:Seeing Past The Gray of The Valley of Ashes - Section 2: Critical Viewing: "The Great Gatsby" 2000


In today's discussion, students built on yesterday's look at The Valley of Ashes, questioning Myrtle's voice and clothing. Students demonstrate a developing conceptual understanding of author's and director's choices, as they questioned and discussed if Myrtle's clothing choice--white instead of reddish--was deliberate, or if her voice was sultry or naive or flat. The continuing close look at specific scenes in text and film portrayals is providing students with an opportunity to grow and strengthen critical reading, viewing, and thinking skills, hopefully making those skills second nature. 

  Critical Viewing and Student Discussion: Thoughts on Format
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Critical Viewing and Student Discussion: Thoughts on Format
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Critical Viewing II:Seeing Past The Gray of The Valley of Ashes

Unit 15: Literacy: "The Great Gatsby" Characterization, Style, and Visual Literacy
Lesson 11 of 16

Objective: SWBAT cite strong and thorough evidence from text and film in order to support analysis of setting and symbolism through both independent reading and critical viewing.

Big Idea: Depression, loss, misery, poverty: the Valley of Ashes is shaded by the symbolism of the color gray. Today, we reflect on the portrayal of the "gray."

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English / Language Arts, Literature, Fictional Literature, characterization, setting, symbolism, plot events, The Great Gatsby, Critical Viewing
  45 minutes
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