This product encourages student engagement while simultaneously analyzing the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This product is a PowerPoint containing 9 songs and 20 memes that students will analyze in order to review the characters, plot, and themes of The Great Gatsby. Each song's lyrics are depicted on a single slide along with an analysis question. Students must synthesize information in the novel and the song to draw text-based conclusions. In addition, there are 20 memes (1 per slide) with a total of 24 corresponding analysis questions.
This product could be used as a single lesson as a comprehensive review of The Great Gatsby or could be broken up into pieces as bell ringers, wrap ups, or shorter lessons (specifically the song analysis).
*In order to increase student engagement, you could have students listen to the song they are analyzing while the slide with the lyrics and analysis question is posted on the screen.