The Great Gatsby Pre-Reading Activity | Judge a Book by its Cover

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Chomping at the Lit
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9th - 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
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This assignment really got discussion rolling, and my students were thoroughly engaged. They are really excited for reading the book now.
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Are you looking for pre-reading activities for The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald? Why not pay homage to the beautiful artwork of Spanish artist Francis Cugat who painted the original cover of the novel The Great Gatsby!?

Have students analyze the text and graphics of the famous artwork; they will literally judge a book by its cover by answering questions about the emotions and associations they think of while looking at the image. Then, students should make predictions about what the story will be about.

This activity is fun and engaging for students! It's a great reading strategy to build anticipation prior to a novel study on the American novel The Great Gatsby.

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2 pages
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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