Make character analysis and reading of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald fun with this resource! Besides working on their literary analysis essay skills, students participate in a drama activity. With the help of costumes and props, they “become” their characters and engage in role-play, joining the rest of their classmates who are also characters from The Great Gatsby.
At the party, the students interview one another and use their reading of the novel to infer one another’s characters. They can also evaluate one another’s abilities to portray a character, judging whether each student has used appropriate dialect or dialogue, facial expressions, or mannerisms.
Finally, after everyone’s character has been “discovered,” the students enjoy refreshments. Besides being fun, this lesson incorporates several strands from the English Language Arts CCSS.
This 16 page resource includes the following:
explicit lesson plan with identified ELA anchor standards, essay and party activity handouts, sign up sheet, mingle activity handouts, rubric, evaluation criteria, absence activity, essay graphic organizers, and teacher notes.
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