This doodle-notes style worksheet bundle is designed to be used in conjunction with the popular Crash Course Literature Season 1 ‘The Great Gatsby’ videos (episodes 4 and 5) on YouTube. The videos cover the major characters of the novel, major plot points of the novel, the symbolic use of color in the novel, various interpretations of aspects of the novel, including its criticisms of the American Dream.
The printable worksheets encourage active listening and spur students to think deeply about how to read, understand and interpret different literature texts. The episodes run for approximately 9 and 12 minutes, so mini-lessons could run for between 15-40 minutes depending on the class.
Teacher notes are included. The notes contain hyperlinks to the videos. Please note that some worksheets have more than one version to account for spelling differences between the USA and UK/Australia. Ensure you print the applicable worksheet. Teacher notes are written with American spelling.
How to use:
1. Introduce the concept of doodle notes (if your class is unfamiliar). Google (or visit the TPT store of) Math Giraffe for more information about the benefits of doodle notes.
2. Explain that you will be watching a short video about the text and that students are to use the worksheet to take notes. Explain that they are encouraged to write, highlight, draw, shade, and scribble while listening/watching.
3. Give students time to pre-read the worksheet in preparation for the video.
4. After the video has played, use it as a starting point for discussion about the text and discuss what students have written as part of their notes.
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