I use this essay as an introductory essay before starting The Great Gatsby, though you could use it as a capstone project as well.
This is a research-based expository essay aligned with CCSS that asks students to find and use reliable sources to explain a topic related to Gatsby or the 1920s in America.
Included with this product, you receive:
-a list of 14 possible research topics that serve as either a jumping-off point for students or a list of approved topics
-an outline for students to use to organize their information in their essay
-a detailed peer response form that asks students to critically think about and analyze a peer's paper
-a very detailed 150 point rubric to assess student essays
All forms are editable, so you may adapt as you see fit.
English with Mrs. L.