In preparation for *The Great Gatsby* or The Lost Generation, introduce the students to a fun Jazz Age slang lesson.
Using the gradual release model, the class will perform skits using a variety of different colloquial speech types, e.g., Valley Girl, cholo, hip-hop, etc. Ultimately, small groups of students will use the provided 1920s slang terms to write and perform short skits.
Roaring Twenties: Jazz Age Pop-Up Video Activity
Using Gatsby to teach Types of Setting and Characters
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