Thursday, November 11, 2010

Great Gatsby!

I want to thank all of you who have donated copies of The Great Gatsby to my needy classroom. It seems counter-intuitive to teach a book like this to students who maybe ought to be reading Toni Morrison. However (transition word), stories like The Great Gatsby reveal so much about our "American Dream," the dark side of it that my upwardly-mobile students might never have thought about.

Gotta go. I'm at school and a student has just come in.


Intense Guy said...

Cool beans! Hope youses pupills get a whole bunch a learnin's out of them thar books.


Anonymous said...

I'll bet before reading this book a lot of your students were thinking, "I want to rise into the class of people who never get involved with slimeballs, run people over while looped, or shoot each other out of jealousy." Rodger Cunningham