American Dream Research and Persuasive Essay

American Dream Research and Persuasive Essay
American Dream Research and Persuasive Essay
American Dream Research and Persuasive Essay
American Dream Research and Persuasive Essay
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This research assignment and accompanying persuasive essay prompt encourages students to read informational texts and use facts from those texts to support argumentative analysis. Although this assignment can be done independently of the novel The Great Gatsby, it serves as a nice companion assignment to the book since it asks students to engage with a more contemporary perspective on the book's classic themes.

This assignment works as a complement to

The Non-fiction American Dream lesson from Literary Lyceum (click here)

This package includes:

- An overview of how to use the materials in the classroom

- A detailed research and persuasive essay prompt

- A research worksheet to guide students' fact finding efforts

- A thesis starter handout with fill-in-the-blank scaffolding

- A handout on essay structure for the paper

- A Common Core aligned scoring rubric for the paper

- A powerpoint in case you would like to supplement the essay assignment with a brief lesson

If you like these materials...

This lesson is also available as part of our comprehensive

Great Gatsby Unit Bundle (click here)

In the unit bundle, you will receive:

- A vocabulary bundle with 4 vocabulary lists, 4 vocabulary quizzes with answer keys, plus additional vocabulary activities

- A reading comprehension bundle with reading comprehension questions and quizzes (with accompanying answer keys) for every chapter of the book

- An anticipatory activity with an image-rich PowerPoint to get students thinking about larger themes before reading the text

- A lesson, PowerPoint, and worksheet centered on characterization and narrator credibility

- A lesson, PowerPoint, worksheet, and "Teacher's Key" on setting analysis centered on the first two chapters of the book

- A group work lesson focused on symbolism in The Great Gatsby (including a "Teacher's Key" for guidance)

- An entertaining social class game related to the Great Gatsby, complete with printables and PowerPoint reflection questions

- A non-fiction lesson devoted to the idea of the American dream

- A lesson and worksheet for students to compare the filmed versions of The Great Gatsby with the novel

- A lesson, worksheet, and PowerPoint on the themes of the book

- Analysis questions on the sequence of events in the book, with a "Teacher's Key" that gives insight into the answers to the questions

- A literary analysis essay prompt and rubric, plus accompanying handouts for essay writing support

- This research-based persuasive essay prompt and rubric
Total Pages
12
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
30 Minutes

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American Dream Research and Persuasive Essay
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American Dream Research and Persuasive Essay
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