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The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Book Report Packet
Due: Friday, 19 May 2017
Name: ________________________
Period ______
Student / Parent Contract
In order to receive credit for this book report, we (parent and student) understand that ALL
PORTIONS and requirements must be carried out as set forth in this packet. The order is key to
achieving the credit. I insist upon the following by both parent and student; therefore, signatures
are a necessity, assuring me of the following stipulations:

1) COMMUNICATION and DIALOGUGE: Parent(s) and student(s) shall discuss the book and the
progress of this book report together. Parent(s) and student(s) shall dialogue about the book. This
is primarily the responsibility of the student; as the student reads through the novel, s/he should
chat with parent(s) about the novel. Parents are encouraged to ask questions and keep the
dialogue going.

STUDENT SIGNATURE VERIFYING / AGREEING TO THE ABOVE:

X__________________________________________________

PARENT SIGNATURE VERIFYING / AGREEING TO THE ABOVE:

X__________________________________________________ Relationship to Student: ___________________

2) INDUSTRY: Parent(s) shall check in with student(s) regularly to ensure that the book is being read
and that the required steps are being followed.

STUDENT SIGNATURE VERIFYING / AGREEING TO THE ABOVE:

X__________________________________________________

PARENT SIGNATURE VERIFYING / AGREEING TO THE ABOVE:

X__________________________________________________ Relationship to Student: ___________________

3) ACCOUNTABILITY: Because reading the novel and viewing both the 1974 and 2013 versions of
the movie is part of the requirement of this book report, I ask that parent(s) assist me with the
proof of reading and viewing. The following is required:
Signature of parent(s) and student to verify that the novel was read
Signature of parent(s) and student to verify the viewing of the 1974 movie
Signature of parent(s) and student to verify the viewing of the 2013 movie

STUDENT SIGNATURE VERIFYING / AGREEING TO THE ABOVE:

X__________________________________________________

PARENT SIGNATURE VERIFYING / AGREEING TO THE ABOVE:

X__________________________________________________ Relationship to Student: ___________________


4) DISCUSSION: Students must discuss the viewing and reading of The Great Gatsby (DURING the
reading and watching process) with friends, peers, and family. Students are encouraged to have
book talks, engage in book clubs/gatherings, go out together for the purposes of debating and
discussing the book/movies, etc. Students are expected to document their talks/discussions in a
log within this packet.
STUDENT SIGNATURE VERIFYING / AGREEING TO THE ABOVE:

X__________________________________________________

PARENT SIGNATURE VERIFYING / AGREEING TO THE ABOVE:

X__________________________________________________ Relationship to Student: ___________________

5) PROCESS: The order must be as follows:


READ first
1974 movie after reading
2013 movie after the 1974 movie

STUDENT SIGNATURE VERIFYING / AGREEING TO THE ABOVE:

X__________________________________________________

PARENT SIGNATURE VERIFYING / AGREEING TO THE ABOVE:

X__________________________________________________ Relationship to Student: ___________________

6) COMPOSITION: Students must compose a paper entirely of their own which compares and
contrasts their vision from reading the novel (BEFORE watching any version of the film) to the
actual interpretations of the novel in both the 1974 and 2013 versions. Students may express
their expectations, compare the novel to the films, provide personal reactions and criticisms, etc.
Parent(s) must be able to verify that the writing is in fact the student(s) own.

STUDENT SIGNATURE VERIFYING / AGREEING TO THE ABOVE:

X__________________________________________________

PARENT SIGNATURE VERIFYING / AGREEING TO THE ABOVE:

X__________________________________________________ Relationship to Student: ___________________


Movie Viewing Verification/Time Stamp

Parents: please sign, verifying the viewing of the 1974


movie starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. A
secondary signature MUST be present, verifying that
this movie was viewed by you, the student:

VERIFICATION

STUDENT SIGNATURE:

X _________________________________________

DATE of VIEWING: ___________________

PARENT SIGNATURE VERIFYING VIEWING:

X _____________________________________

PARENT NAME, PRINTED:

_______________________________________

DATE of VERIFICATION: ___________________

Parents: please sign, verifying the viewing of the 2013


movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio here. A secondary
signature MUST be present, verifying that this movie
was viewed by you, the student:

VERIFICATION

STUDENT SIGNATURE:

X _________________________________________

DATE of VIEWING: ___________________

PARENT SIGNATURE VERIFYING VIEWING:

X _____________________________________

PARENT NAME, PRINTED:

_______________________________________

DATE of VERIFICATION: ___________________


Discussion Log
Date With Whom Where What Was Discussed?
Discussion Log (Continued)
Date With Whom Where What Was Discussed?
Discussion Log (Continued)
Date With Whom Where What Was Discussed?

You may add more pages if needed.


Writing Directions/Prompt: Write a critical review of the two movies and how they compare to the main theme of the
novel. How well do the movies hold up to Fitzgeralds novel, the characters (especially Gatsby), and its message?

How do the two movies compare to the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald?

Please consider one of the below themes in order to structure your critical review:

1. The American Dream Unfulfilled 3. Eden Sank to Grief


2. Disillusionment with the American Dream 4. The Nature of Man

You may write notes to organize your thoughts on this


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Book Report DO NOT WRITE IN THIS BOX

1. All signatures 100%? ________YES ________NO

2. Discussion Logs Filled Out 100%? ________YES ________NO

3. Passed the Written Composition? ________YES ________NO

All Marked YES = Pass ________PASS

ANY Marked NO = Fail ________FAIL