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My students love this activity! This fully editable assignment features four songs that are related to some of the main themes in The Great Gatsby. Three of the songs are songs that were popular in the 1920s and one song is off of the 2013 The Great Gatsby Movie Soundtrack.
Links to the songs are included on document as well as the lyrics. Students are then asked to annotate and make inferences about the theme of the song and what that may tell the reader about the themes of the novel.
Could be completed individually or in groups, uploaded to Google Classroom or printed, used for acceleration or remediation. You could also split this assignment up for time purposes and assign one song to each group and then allow students to present their findings to the class. Or, leave for sub plans as it is very engaging and does not require much teacher involvement. Overall, this is a very versatile product.
I usually assign this to small groups to preview what we will be discussing in the novel as I remediate other skills with struggling students.