Purpose: This is a Reading Assignment in which students not only read the novel, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, but also form a deeper understanding by diving into & researching the novelís historical background, major themes, passage analysis, and information about the author.
Subject and Grade Level: 10th grade AICE General Paper for Cambridge Program
∑ LA.910.1.7.3 - [Benchmark] - determine the main idea or essential message in grade-level or higher texts through inferring, paraphrasing, summarizing, and identifying relevant details
∑ LA.910.1.7.8 - [Benchmark] - use strategies to repair comprehension of grade-appropriate text when self-monitoring indicates confusion, including but not limited to rereading, checking context clues, predicting, note-making, summarizing, using graphic and semantic organizers, questioning, and clarifying by checking other sources.
∑ LA.910.2.1.6 - [Benchmark] - create a complex, multi-genre response to the reading of two or more literary works, describing and analyzing an author's use of literary elements (e.g., theme, point of view, characterization, setting, plot), figurative language (e.g., simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, symbolism, allusion, imagery), and analyzing an author's development of time and sequence through the use of complex literary devices such as foreshadowing and flashback
∑ LA.910.2.1.8 - [Benchmark] - explain how ideas, values, and themes of a literary work often reflect the historical period in which it was written
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