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American Dream and The Great Gatsby
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This lesson extends over several class periods. Students analyze the claim, grounds, warrants, qualifiers and counterclaims in three articles about the American Dream. Students conduct research and find two additional articles about the American Dream. Students then analyze the argument in those articles. Finally, students write their own argument essay about the current state of the American Dream.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
08/05/2013
Connotation, Character, and Color Imagery in "The Great Gatsby"
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Students explore the connotations of the colors associated with the characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby."

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Provider:
ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/23/2013
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The Grea
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This activity can be used after reading Chapter 5 of The Great Gatsby. Listening and watching the video for Lana Del Rey's song, and title track for the film, students will dig deep into the lyrics of the song identifying figurative language, draw connections between the lyrics of the song and direct quotes from the text, and have meaningful discussion about point-of-view and symbolism in the video. Guaranteed to engage students and make valuable text to text connections!

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Arts and Humanities
Education
English Language Arts
Social Science
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Activity/Lab
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Interactive
Author:
Melanie Kelly
Date Added:
08/08/2019
The Great Gatsby
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After students have read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, they will research, discuss, and present their takes on the income gap. They will use the Great Gatsby as a way to compare the income gap between the Jazz Age and today.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Ruby Devonish
Date Added:
02/28/2017
The Great Gatsby and "Young and Beautiful" Song Annotation and Analysis
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This activity can be used after reading Chapter 5 of The Great Gatsby. Listening and watching the video for Lana Del Rey's song, and title track for the film, students will dig deep into the lyrics of the song identifying figurative language, draw connections between the lyrics of the song and direct quotes from the text, and have meaningful discussion about point-of-view and symbolism in the video. Guaranteed to engage students and make valuable text to text connections!

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
English Language Arts
Social Science
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Author:
Catherine Baker
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Judging a Book by its Cover: The Art and Imagery of The Great Gatsby
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Students explore The Great Gatsby's allusion to art and its use of visual imagery and conclude their study by designing their own cover for the novel.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/04/2013
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The Power of Music in Literature adaptations.
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This activity can be used after reading Chapter 5 of The Great Gatsby. Listening and watching the video for Lana Del Rey's song, and title track for the film, students will dig deep into the lyrics of the song identifying figurative language, draw connections between the lyrics of the song and direct quotes from the text, and have meaningful discussion about point-of-view and symbolism in the video. Guaranteed to engage students and make valuable text to text connections!

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
English Language Arts
Social Science
Sociology
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Author:
Colleen Comer
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Success Stories: On the Radio
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What does it mean to be "successful"? After analyzing TED Radio Hour episodes, students will discuss, reflect, draft, and create a speech/ podcast that synthesizes their ideas of success. "Success Stories: On the Radio" can be paired with core readings from Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and Gladwell's "Outliers."

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Author:
Kelly Krepelka
Date Added:
01/28/2016