F. Scott Fitzgerald Websearch

Performance Indicators:
P.S ELA-3 Reading Craft and Structure: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of a text.A. Understand SOAPSTone: Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, Tone
B. Analyze the plot and/or design of the text, following shifts in time and place.


Similar to the web-search that you were required to do for J.D. Salinger, you are to apply the Bloom’s Taxonomy model in order to initiate an understanding of F. Scott Fitzgerald, remembering that a writer writes about what he knows.

 

BLOOM’S TAXONOMY

 

 

 

You are to complete a web search for F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of THE GREAT GATSBY.  Your search and response will be based on Bloom’s Taxonomy.  The format follows below.


Knowledge:  List three interesting facts about Fitzgerald’s life.
Comprehension:  Describe the conflict that Fitzgerald had with his wife Zelda.
Application:  How might a character in a Fitzgerald story handle a conflict based on your understanding of the author’s life?
Analysis:  What do Fitzgerald’s reported alcoholism and his frequent theme of despair reveal about the author’s perspective on dealing with personal challenges?
Synthesis:  Guided by the understanding that a writer writes about what he knows indicate what you feel the protagonist of a Fitzgerald story would have a conflict with.
Evaluation:  Now that you have acquired some information about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life indicates what you feel the author means when he expresses, So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past…  Do you accept that there is ever a time in your life when it is acceptable to surrender to your own despair?  Explain your response.