Monday, March 29, 2010

Gatsby Fishbowl #3: Chapter 3

Relax and enjoy your discussion. Never hesitate to ask questions or to challenge someone's interpretation--just do it with respect and professionalism.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Gatsby Fishbowl #2: Chapter 2

As you discuss Chapter 2 of The Great Gatsby, slow down a little...pull in quotations from the chapter that you think are significant, lovely, or confusing.

If you're responding to someone, remember to use his or her name in your response. As always, maintain your professionalism.

Enjoy, and I look forward to reading this over spring break!

And have a fantastic, safe spring break, by the way!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Gatsby Fishbowl, Chapter 1

Enjoy a stimulating discussion of The Great Gatsby, Chapter 1! Remember to go into depth, bringing in quotations when applicable. Maintain your professionalism, including proper grammar and spelling.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Class Definition of the Harlem Renaissance

Think about "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain," "I, Too," "Theme for English B," and the two paintings we looked at today in class. Based on these pieces, what is the essence or the purpose of the Harlem Renaissance?

Try to form your response in the format of a good thesis statement (clear and eloquent, specific, debatable, and provable). Make your ideas original; go a little beyond what we've discussed in class...push a little further past the ideas that have already been posted.