Students can begin working on this Reader's Theater project after they've finished reading chapter seven in The Great Gatsby. They will work in groups to create a script for a part of the text that we as readers know about, but do not know the details about what is said between the characters. The groups then perform their scripts for the class.
Students earn group grades for their scripts and performances, but they also earn individual grades for a persuasive writing component. Scoring sheet with rubric included!
This project is enjoyable for both students and teachers while still being rigorous!