This lesson asks students to consider the attributes of a narrator. There are a few literary elements that students investigate: direct characterization, indirect characterization, and credibility. Specifically, students consider how Fitzgerald characterizes Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby. As part of the lesson, students also complete an introductory writing exercise and review characterization terms through a PowerPoint presentation.
Included in this package:
- A lesson plan detailing the specifics of the lesson
- A worksheet that students will use to analyze Nick Carraway
- A PowerPoint with a quickwrite prompt
- A PowerPoint with background information on characterization and credibility.
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In the unit bundle, you will receive:
- A vocabulary bundle with 4 vocabulary lists, 4 vocabulary quizzes with answer keys, plus additional vocabulary activities
- A reading comprehension bundle with reading comprehension questions and quizzes (with accompanying answer keys) for every chapter of the book
- An anticipatory activity with an image-rich PowerPoint to get students thinking about larger themes before reading the text
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- A lesson, PowerPoint, worksheet, and "Teacher's Key" on setting analysis centered on the first two chapters of the book
- A group work lesson focused on symbolism in The Great Gatsby (including a "Teacher's Key" for guidance)
- An entertaining social class game related to the Great Gatsby, complete with printables and PowerPoint reflection questions
- A non-fiction lesson devoted to the idea of the American dream
- A lesson and worksheet for students to compare the filmed versions of The Great Gatsby with the novel
- A lesson, worksheet, and PowerPoint on the themes of the book
- Analysis questions on the sequence of events in the book, with a "Teacher's Key" that gives insight into the answers to the questions
- A literary analysis essay prompt and rubric, plus accompanying handouts for essay writing support
- A research-based persuasive essay prompt and rubric, plus accompanying handouts for essay writing support