This project is designed as a summative assessment for a unit on The Great Gatsby. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the novel, while also showing their ability to write and adapt their tone to the purpose. Students will create a front page newspaper spread that includes articles written to persuade, inform, and entertain.
This project requires students to conduct a small amount of research, but makes the process much more approachable than a typical research paper.
This project will engage students by making writing relevant (they'll examine and make an argument about the modern American dream) and exciting (they'll also have a chance to write a gossip column or how-to article!).
The Great Gatsby
The American Dream