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There was a man, Jay Gatsby
And a girl named Daisy drove him crazy
They were to be wed
Jay went to war instead
Too bad Tom wasn't the one in the Navy
(Used with permission and written by Citlali L.)
Have fun and authentically challenge your students while reading chapter four in The Great Gatsby. This lesson is an effective and engaging way to study F. Scott Fitzgerald's American classic. Your students will love this! Not to mention this activity received rave reviews by an administrator who was observing this lesson a little while back...
The actual product is a 7-page PDF which includes:
*Comprehension questions from chapter 4
*Overview and brief history of the limerick and accompanying mini-lesson
*A step by step guide that explains how to format/create a limerick
*Exemplar poems from my students, themselves
First, students will be asked to read chapter four and answer comprehension questions (included). Next, a mini lesson on the origins and set up of the limerick will enable students to practice writing their own creative limericks. Finally, assign students to 2+ comprehension questions that they are to develop into a limerick based off of their findings for given comprehension questions.
The lesson can be completed individually or can be facilitated as either learning stations or in jigsaw-style group work. There are model/exemplar poems included in this purchase-- written by my students, themselves!
I have a slight request of you, when and if you do use this tool, I would be so appreciative if you left your favorite limerick to come out of this activity as feedback in my store. I love seeing what our kids come up with!
Need other Gatsby ideas? Check out:
Chapter 3 Visual Imagery Connection
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