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					English III – American Lit                                                                Lukowski, 2010-2011

      Monday                Tuesday             Wednesday               Thursday               Friday
 21                     22 – B                23 – A                24 – B                25 – A
 President‘s Day        Jazz Age Poetry       Jazz Age Poetry       ACT Practice Exam     ACT Practice Exam
 No School              Analysis & Present.   Analysis & Present.

                        Due: Research Ppr.    Due: Research Ppr.
 28 – B                 1–A                   2–B                   3–A                   4–C
 Jazz Age Lecture       Reading Quiz 1-4      [EarlyDism@1:18]                            Vocabulary 29-47
 Literary Terms         Literary Terms        Character Analysis
 Narrator Analysis      Narrator Analysis

 Due: Gatsby Ch 1       Due: Gatsby Ch 1      Due: Gatsby Ch 2      Due: Gatsby Ch 2      Due: Gatsby Ch 3
 7–C                    8–B                   9–A                   10 – B                11 – A
                                                                    [Parent Teacher

 Due: Gatsby Ch 4       Due: Gatsby Ch 5      Due: Gatsby Ch 5      Due: Gatsby Ch 6      Due: Gatsby Ch 6
 14 – B                 15 – A                16 – B                17 – A                18
                                                                                          No School
                                              Due: Gatsby Ch 8-9    Due: Gatsby Ch 8-9
                                              Gatsby – Jazz Poem    Gatsby – Jazz Poem
 Due: Gatsby Ch 7       Due: Gatsby Ch 7      Essay Proposal        Essay Proposal
                              [March 21-25 * Spring Break * No School]
 28 – C                 29 – B           30 – A             31 – B                        1–A
 Computer Lab           Peer Review           Peer Review           Miller Interview      Miller Interview
 Drafting               Due: Rough Draft      Due: Rough Draft      Due: Gatsby Essay     Due: Gatsby Essay
 4–C                    5–B                   6–A                   7–B                   8–A
 Begin reading          Begin reading
 Death of a Salesman    Death of a Salesman   Death of a Salesman   Death of a Salesman   Death of a Salesman
 11 – C                 12 – B                13 – A                14 – B                15 – A

 18 – B                 19 – A                20 – B                21 – A                22 – C
 English II EOC

                                     Gatsby Essay Prompt:
In class, we analyzed four poems from the Jazz Age and one reflecting back on the time period.
Choose one of the poems and write a literary analysis comparing the poem to elements within
The Great Gatsby. You may choose to illustrate how explore and compare the two works in
terms of literary techniques, symbolism, theme, narrator style, or any other substantial literary
correlation between the two works.

Poems (choose one): ―America‖ by Claude McKay
                    ―Jazz Fan Looks Back‖ by Jayne Cortez
                    ―Jazz Fantasia‖ by Carl Sandburg
                    ―The Weary Blues‖ by Langston Hughes
                    ―Theme for English B‖ by Langston Hughes
English III – American Lit                                                     Lukowski, 2010-2011

The Great Gatsby Essay

Paper Topic Proposal:

You will turn in a paper topic proposal to Ms. Lukowski on the final class day prior to spring
break. Similar to the statement of intent you completed for the research paper, this should
illustrate that you have carefully considered how you plan to write this essay.

The proposal should be written according to MLA standards (Times New Roman, 12 pt, proper
headings, etc.) and be treated as a formal assignment.

O The proposal should begin with a summary of how you came up with the idea to write an
  essay about this topic, followed by an argument as to why you think this is a worthwhile
  literary topic to explore in an essay. (Believe it or not, I don‘t want you to write a boring
  paper about a topic that bores you and subsequently bores me as well.) This should be four
  to five sentences long.

O Next, the proposal should include the thesis statement. This should be labeled and follow the
  thesis statement formula: textual evidence + argumentative verb + argument.

O Finally, you should include the evidence from the poem and the novel that supports your
  thesis. You must include a minimum of five (5) pieces of evidence. These should be
  followed by correct MLA in-text citations. For both poetry and novels, the in-text citation
  should include the author‘s last name followed by a space and then a number. For
  poetry, instead of being a page number, this number should be the line number.

Paper Proposal due: March 16th (2nd block) / March 17th (5th and 7th blocks)

Essay Requirements:

O Your last name and [insert page #] in the upper right corner of the header [View  Header
  and Footer]
O Your name, teacher‘s name, course name and block, date in the top left corner
O A unique title
O Four to five paragraphs (including a well developed introduction and conclusion)
O Minimum five (5) pieces of evidence
  o Evidence should be fairly evenly split up between the poem and The Great Gatsby.
O Proper in-text citations (minimum 5 citations)
O Works Cited page on final page of the document with proper MLA citation for both sources
O Double-spaced
O Times New Roman, 12 point font
O Submit to

Rough Draft due: March 29th (2nd block) / March 30th (5th and 7th blocks)

Final Draft due: March 31st (2nd block) / April 1st (5th and 7th blocks)
English III – American Lit                                                        Lukowski, 2010-2011

Day 1 – Jazz Age Poetry
Day 2 – Jazz Age Lecture

Day 3 – Chapter 2 Discussion

        ―I think he‘d [Tom] tanked up a good deal at luncheon, and his determination to
        have my company bordered on violence. The supercilious assumption was that
        on Sunday afternoon I had nothing better to do.
                I followed him over a low whitewashed railroad fence, and we walked
        back a hundred yards along the road under Doctor Eckleburg‘s persistent stare.
        The only building in sight was a small block of yellow brick sitting on the edge of
        the waste land, a sort of compact Main street ministering to it, and contiguous to
        absolutely nothing‖ (24).

            What can you infer is the meaning of the two bolded words?
            Circle five words that stand out to you.
            What is the narrator‘s tone toward his subject (Tom) in the first paragraph?
            What is the mood established in the second paragraph?

Agenda, 90 min
   1. Do Now
   2. Narrator Analysis
   3. Character Analysis
   4. Write a paragraph (handwritten) in your journal that follows the given prompt.

        In chapter two, Nick spends a significant amount of time with Tom and his
        mistress Myrtle Wilson. Mrs. Wilson has a gathering at her apartment and invites
        her sister and her neighbors the McKees. The chapter ends with the following

                ―. . . I was standing beside his bed and he was sitting up between the
        sheets, clad in his underwear, with a great portfolio in his hands.
                ‗Beauty and the Beast . . . Loneliness . . . Old Grocery Horse . . . Brook‘n
        Bridge . . . .‘
                Then I was lying half asleep in the cold lower level of the Pennsylvania
        Station starting at the morning Tribune, and waiting for the four o‘clock train‖

        Using three pieces of evidence from chapter two to support your argument, write
        a well-developed, formally structured paragraph to explain what the meaning of
        the passage in this chapter.

Homework: Read Ch 3; Finish argumentative paragraph.
English III – American Lit                                                      Lukowski, 2010-2011

Day 4 – Vocabulary In Class Writing

Day 5
   Do-Now: Brainstorm a list of impressions you have of America‘s earliest settlers
   (think the time period of the Puritans and Pilgrims). This should be a detailed list and
   may include historical facts, general understandings, and reasons why the settlers set
   out for the new world.

                 Materialism          vs.         Spiritualism
                 English settlers                 Puritans
                 Jamestown                        Pilgrims
                 John Smith                       Transcendentalists
                                              Founding Fathers 

                 Jordan, Daisy, and Tom       Gatsby 
                                             Nick Carraway 

Day 6
   Do-Now: Brainstorm a list of impressions you have of the West / East in America.
   This should be historically accurate or legitimate, universal impressions.
   Do-After: Brainstorm, located, and record evidence of recurring symbols, topics,
   ideas, colors, themes, descriptions, etc in The Great Gatsby.

Agenda, 90 min
   1. Do Now
   2. Discuss East v West in America
   3. Quiz  Do After
   4. Vision Screening
   5. East v West examples in the novel

Homework: Find three (3) references to the west and three (3) references to the east
throughout the novel. Read Chapter 6. Continue working on your paper proposal.
English III – American Lit                                      Lukowski, 2010-2011


Gatsby‘s house as center of attention                       (2nd block)
wealth, materialism
parties, drinking
Nick‘s strong judgments of other characters
Nick‘s attraction to women and Gatsby
Nick‘s unreliable narration
quest for love and happiness
West v East Egg
appearance vs. reality
green light

green, green light                                          (5th block)
money, social standing, social status, social climbing
Nick as an observer not an active participant
questions surrounding Gatsby‘s past, mystery
cheating, lies

Valley of Ashes                                             (7th block)
East v West
the green light
class difference
cheating, scandals, desires
business, money, wealth, materialism, societal background
curiosity, judgments

red = block 2
blue = block 5
green = block 7
English III – American Lit                                                                   Lukowski, 2010-2011

Before reading The Great Gatsby:
Preconceptions of West & East
West                                                        capital
mountains                                                   docking ports
mining                                                      Italian mafia
gold                                                        big business
expanding                                                   factories
farms                                                       New York accent
businesses                                                  politicians
beaches                                                     big cities
California                                                  Niagra Falls
bermuda shorts                                              Wealthy
pastels                                                     Jewish people, traditions, and food
dry & hot                                                   old fashioned
deserts                                                     bagels
The Hills                                                   big cities
commercialized                                              where America started
cowboys                                                     traffic
crazy weather changes                                       old money
cacti                                                       statue of liberty
Gold Rush                                                   money
country folks                                               Snooki
sunsets                                                     old
cowboys                                                     first plantations and settlements
outlaws                                                     industrialized
radical                                                     factories
people from every nation                                    city-bound
sunny                                                       schools & universities
Hollywood                                                   wealth
Mexicans                                                    Biggie Smalls

                                                            ―East‖ commonalities: industry, money,
―West‖ commonalities: the search for a                      busy/rushing lifestyle, trade, corruption,
better life, agriculture based, open                        social, big personalities and cities, crowded,
landscapes, opportunities, fake, exciting,                  heritage, old, materialistic, modern, old
peaceful, relaxed, warm, natural landmarks                  values but progressing, bigger 
and landscapes, opportunity, glamorous,                     established, wealth, industry and business,
diverse, younger, modernized, new, the                      beginnings
place to be, moving forward

              America is constantly going westward, expanding, seeking new opportunities.
                                  Is there any reason to go back East?

If you fail.                            – home                                   –   family
Starting point                          – succeed again                          –   values
– home, safety, easier?                 – sense of belonging                     –   unfortunate events
– familiar                              – cannot adapt                           –   failed opportunities
– fix mistakes                          – safe?                                  –   disillusionment
                                        – because there‘s nothing wrong          –   competition
                                        there                                    –   tradition
                                        – relive the past
                                        – history
                                        – fulfilling established need
English III – American Lit                                                                         Lukowski, 2010-2011

After reading The Great Gatsby: Realizations about West & East

West: future, everyone themselves not fake, assumed everyone knows all, newness to wealth, judged by
outside, less prosperous, hard working, rushed and busy while East is more laid-backed and does not have
to worry, being yourself, making your own money, , less superficial, not giving in to what others want =
individuality, fresh, informal, energetic, new money, social entertainment, viewed as inferior to East

―My family had been prominent well-to-do people in this Middle Western city for three generations. The
Carraways are something of a clan, and we have a tradition that we‘re descended from the Dukes of
Buccleuch…‖ (3/7).

―I lived at West Egg, the—well, the less fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial tag to
express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them‖ (5).

―They knew that presently dinner would be over and a little later the evening, too, would be over and
casually put away. It was sharply different from the West, where an evening was hurried from phase to
phase towards its close, in a continually disappointed anticipation or else in sheer nervous dread of the
moment itself‖ (12)

―I would have accepted without question the information that Gatsby sprang from the swamps of Louisiana
or from the lower East Side of New York. That was comprehensible. But young men didn‘t—at least in
my provincial inexperience I believed they didn‘t—drift coolly out of nowhere and buy a palace on Long
Island Sound‖ (54). – rags to riches story, epitome of the American Dream

―Or perhaps I had merely grown use to it, grown to accept West Egg as a world complete in itself, with its
own standards and its own great figures, second to nothing because it had no consciousness of being so…‖

East: aristocratic, opportunities, ppl more successful, showy/glamourous/florid, we all strive to be East
Egg, rich lifestyle, socially inclined, very business-like, more business-oriented, old money, assume
dominance, upper class, lifestyle is lavish, business, social status, money, wealth, arrogance, image

―Instead of rambling, this party had preserved a dignified homogeneity, and assumed to itself the function
of representing the staid nobility of the countryside—East Egg condescending to West Egg, and carefully
on guard against its spectroscopic gayety‖ (44/49).

―—so I decided to go East and learn the bond business‖ (3).

―Across the courtesy bay the white palaces of fashionable East Egg glittered along the water‖ (5)

―…I drove over to East Egg to see two old friends whom I scarcely knew at all…reflected gold and wide
open to the warm windy afternoon, and Tom Buchanan in riding clothes…‖ (6).

Nick: ―I‘m a bond man…‖ Tom: ―Oh, I‘ll stay in the East, don‘t you worry…I‘d be a God damned fool to
live anywhere else‖ (10).

―You live in West Egg… You must know Gatsby‖ (11).

―So Tom Buchanan and his girl and I went up together to New York—or not quite together, for Mrs.
Wilson sat discreetly in another car. Tom deferred to those sensibilities of East Eggers who might be on
the train‖ (26).

―Even Jordan‘s party, the quartet from East Egg, were rent asunder by dissention. One of the men was
talking with curious intensity to a young actress, and his wife, after attempting to laugh at the situation in a
dignified and indifferent way, broke down entirely and resorted to flank attacks—― (51/56)
English III – American Lit                                                                                  Lukowski, 2010-2011

The Valley of Ashes: ―About half way between West Egg and New York the motor road hastily joins the
railroad and runs beside it for a quarter of a mile, so as to shrink away from a certain desolate area of land.
This is a valley of ashes—fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque
gardens; where ashes take the form of houses and chimneys and rising smoke, and finally, with a
transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and already crumbing through the powdery air. Occasionally
a line of gray cars crawls along an invisible track, gives out a ghastly creak, and comes to rest, and
immediately the ash-gray men swarm up with leaden spades and stir up an impenetrable cloud, which
screens their obscure operations from your sight‖ (21/23).

         -- a wasteland, a dumping ground
         -- starkly different from the neighboring areas of wealth and prosperity

―But the rest offended [Daisy]—and inarguably, because it wasn‘t a gesture but an emotion. She was
appalled by West Egg, this unprecedented ‗place‘ that Broadway had begotten upon a Long Island
fishing village—appalled by its raw vigor that chafed under old euphemisms and by the too obtrusive
fate that herded its inhabitants along a short-cut from nothing to nothing. She saw something awful
in the very simplicity that she failed to understand‖ (107).


         WESTWARD EXPANSION                                                                 ORIGINS

                  West                                                                         East


         opportunity, individual discovery                                                  establishment
                 future                                                                          past
                unknown                                                                         known


The irony: Individuals go out ―west‖ because there the individual is free to pursue what they wish.
However, what they strive for is often established and rooted in the ―east‖.

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