Here you’ll find a fun no-prep activity to use after students read chapter five of The Great Gatsby. It asks them to create a comic strip for the chapter, highlighting the important theme of weather, and taking care to show the difference between characters’ thoughts and dialogue.
Simply photocopy the handout and give students some workshop time in class to complete the activity. Alternatively, assign it as homework due the next day. If you choose to use it as an in-class activity, you might want to provide some art supplies to help them make their comics brighter.
When everyone is done with their comics, pass out the second handout and let them view each other’s work and choose the ones they think most effectively demonstrate the four goals of the mini-project. After you’ve collected the comics and responses, you may wish to display the winners in the four categories, or you may just wish to display all the best work. These comics make for a fun bulletin board.
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