Oral Tutorial Assessment Yr 11 Lit 2006 - not for assessment.
Commence Tuesday homework; present Monday Wk 9. Group Activity: Chapters 2 & 3 Instructions:
1. You will be organised into groups of four or five students.
2. You task is to read the page references given for each group and then conduct a thoughtful discussion and analysis of the listed ideas and issues. This pursuit should be guided by the quest to find meaning in the novel. In this way you should be looking for information about characters, setting, contextual issues (class, gender, race etc) that are significant to the main themes or ideas emerging in the novel.
3. All members of the group should take notes from this activity, as these will be vital for writing you will do on the novel later in the term.
4. Each group will be responsible for presenting an oral report on their findings to the rest of the class (10 minutes maximum). Your major objective here is to teach the class about your section of the chapter in a way that is informative and interesting. All members of the group need to be actively involved in this presentation. Other members of the class should be able to take effective notes from your presentation and you may even like to present them with a summary sheet / notes / handout extraordinaire.
á the valley of Ashes
á the people who live there
á George Wilson and Myrtle
á TomÕs treatment of the WilsonÕs
á Doctor Eckleberg
á MyrtleÕs attitude to wealth/class/her position in society
á the relationship between Tom and Myrtle
á the guests at the party
á the general atmosphere
á NickÕs condition
á TomÕs brutality Ð is he defending DaisyÕs honour?Discuss and analyse
á the juxtaposition of the previous chapter and GatsbyÕs party
á the illusory nature of the party
á What is the reality?
á the type of guests Ð their attention to their host/their behaviour
á symbolic reference Ð colours, clothes etc
á NickÕs interaction with the guestsDiscuss and analyse
á the meeting with Gatsby
á various rumours about him
á significance of careless driving at the end of this section
á roles/attitudes of male and female guests
á How is Gatsby different to his guests?
á What does Nick see as being the real man?