Lesson Plan : The Great Gatsby ch. 4

Teacher Name:
 Ms. Luck/ Mollie Clarke
Grade:
 Grade 11-12
Subject:
 Language Arts

Topic:
 The Great Gatsby chapter 4
Content:
 Movie Quotes Plot Symbols Motifs Study questions
Goals:
 To show the students characterization with the movie Have students work together in groups to generate answers Show students how to find answers
Objectives:
 Get students to work together Stay focused on task Get students to problem solve together Make sure they get their work done
Materials:
 The Great Gatsby- movie Worksheet packet
Introduction:
 Question and answer on what symbols and motifs are Recount the answers they already have for previous chapters Ask them what they like/dislike so far in the book
Development:
 Ask them what trends they have found so far Ask them to give examples Tell them what I found back when I read the book
Practice:
 After watching the movie clip they needed to find the answers to the prompts in the book working together. I went around to make sure they were on task
Accommodations:
 Helping them find the right page number Explaining difficult words and concepts in the book
Checking For Understanding:
 Asking students to explain what they found and how it connects to the book. If some students did not get the answers, have the students who did tell them/ show them how they did it
Closure:
 Make sure that there is actual writing on their packets Make sure they understand how to find motifs Have them list the concepts they still do not get
Evaluation:
 See if there were questions the students repeatedly left blank or collectively did not understand. Evauluate if group work works better than individual work
Teacher Reflections:
 This is the lesson plan and the format I was given to teach. It was not effective in the long run. For some students it worked better but for most they just goofed off. I would have liked to divide the class in half and made it into a competition instead of having eight smaller groups. There was just not enough to stimulate the students and they let me know it. Had I had enough time to pre prepare things could have been different. The only good thing was that I could see which students worked better in groups and which did not. I get get some of the students who were doing well to teach their fellow students how they got the answers, the peer teaching worked more effectively than the group work.

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