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Great Gatsby, Of Mice and Men, and Their Eyes Were Watching God

Subject/Grade:  English III
Developed by: Kimberly Livaudais
JCS Unit Plan Name: Modernism
Pacing: 3 weeks
CCSS  Standard(s):

11-12.RL.2-DETERMINE two or more themes or central ideas of a text and ANALYZE their development over the course of the text, including how they INTERACT and BUILD on one another to produce a complex account; PROVIDE an objective summary of the text.11-12.RI.2-DETERMINE two or more central ideas of a text and ANALYZE their development over the course of the text, including how they INTERACT and BUILD on one another to provide a complex analysis; PROVIDE an objective summary of the text.

11-12.RI.7-INTEGRATE and EVALUATE multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

Key Concepts:

●        Theme

●        Central Idea

●        Objective Summary

●        Point of View

●        Progression of events

●         Purpose 

Essential Question:

●        How does one man’s word start a war?

●        How does the modern world isolate people from each other?

●        How does a writer us a variety of strategies to advance an theme?


The Great Gatsby

Gatsby Introduction

Introductory power point for The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby ch questions S15

The Great Gatsby study questions


Jazz Age Research Primary Sources Project


Graphic organizer for Primary Sources

Journal Entries for Supplementary Reading and The Great Gatsby

Journal questions for The Great Gatsby and supplementary reading – use as writing and discussion springboard with each of the stories/poems/letter/movie that go with The Great Gatsby

Winter Dreams Text

“Winter Dreams” by F. Scott Fitzgerald text

Winter Dreams Discussion Questions

Soldier’s Home

“Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway” text

Stations for Soldiers Home

Station group work for “Soldier’s Home”


Harlem Renaissance poems

Fitzgerald Letter to His Daughter

A Letter from Fitzgerald to his Daughter – text

Great Gatsby Motifs corenll notes

The Great Gatsby Motifs Search handout

The Great Gatsby discussion mini-essay questions

The Great Gatsby group discussion questions

The Great Gatsby Extra Credit Assignment

The Great Gatsby extra credit assignment

The Great Gatsby

audio version

 The Great Gatsby with English and Spanish translations 


 Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men Intro

Introductory Power point for Of Mice and Men

Anticipation Guide Of Mice and Men Revised

Anticipation Guide for Of Mice and Men

Migrant Workers in Washington State

Article on migrant workers from the Depression ro the 1970s


Research Project to understand the era of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl

Of Mice and Men chapter questions

Study guide for Of Mice and Men


OMAM and Allegory

Of Mice and Men and allegory/symbolism handout

OMAM Themes and Key Issues

Graphic Organizer for themes in Of Mice and Men

OMAM ch 1 dialogue

Handout on Dialogue Analysis for chapter 1


Poem and Literary Devices

Burns’ poem “To A Mouse, On Turning Her Up In Her Nest With The Plough” with comparison questions 

OMAM ch 2 – analyzing poetry

Second handout to analyze chapter 2 and the Burns poem

OMAM ch 3 – vivid details

Handout to analyze the use of vivid details in chapter 3


OMAM ch 4 – conflict and effect

Handout to analyze the use of conflict and effect in chapter 4

 OMAM ch 5 – character analysis

Characterization analysis in chapter 5

OMAM ch 6 – theme

Analysis of theme from chapter 6




Of Mice and Men Epilogue – 1

A Creative writing assignment where students create their own epilogue to Of Mice and Men

 Of Mice and Men activities

Of Mice and Men writing activities for after the novel

  Of Mice and Men Literary Analysis

Of Mice and Men literary analysis assignment

Of Mice and Men audio

click link for chapter audio

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

OCS OMAM-Reading-Log

Of Mice and Men reading log/study guide

 Poem and Literary Devices

OCS copy of Burns’ poem with questions


Reading quizzes


Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God – Background

Their Eyes Were Watching God introductory power point

Anticipation Guide

Their Eyes Were Watching God anticipation guide

looking for zora a_ walker

“Looking for Zora” by Alice Walker text – read and discuss main ideas

Their Eyes Were Watching God Chapter Questions

Their Eyes Were Watching God chapter questions and study guide

Honors Independent Reading for Eyes

Their Eyes Were Watching God discussion questions for an Honors class

Eyes – poetic images

Imagery Assignment for after novel completion

Mini-Essay Questions for TEWWG

Essay prompts (alternative could be used for class group discussions)

TEWWG quiz Creation Assignment

Their Eyes Were Watching God quiz creation assignment

Mary Reynolds

“Slave Narrative of Mary” Reynolds excerpt

eyes venn diagram

Venn Diagram for Reynold and Eyes

Reading activities – Girl by Jamaica Kincaid

“Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid – supplementary text

Have students annotate the text as they read and listen. Then have students free-write, considering the messages they have received during childhood about being a girl or a boy.

Sweat by Hurston

“Sweat” by Zora Neale Hurston text and activities

Questions for Sweat

Questions for “Sweat”

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