The attached graphic organizer was used during our reading of The Great Gatsby. After students discussed their own interpretation of the American Dream, we analyzed four very unique texts:
1. an excerpt from Jay-Z's memoir
2. a text by John Steinbeck
3. an article by Ruth Sidel
4. a song by rap artist Killer Mike
This document is representative of the type of engaging and relevant materials I create for my high school English classes. I hope you find it useful!