This study of The Great Gatsby's Tom consists of lecture notes which can be distributed as a handout suitable for revision, and a series of writing assignments based on Tom's character and his role in the plot.
The notes give a comprehensive overview of the character of Tom. They cover general information about Tom and consider if Tom is a sympathetic character or not. All points are supported by reference or quotation.
There are 14 writing tasks. These activities test students' knowledge of the novel, their ability to see events from more than one viewpoint, and their ability to write in different styles/formats. They are high order activities. They are WRITING exercises, so they are also designed to improve student's abilities in different styles of writing, as well as testing their grasp of the novel. Styles include:
- Diary Entry
- Dialogues / Conversations (some to be acted out)
Most assignments include hints, sub-headings or structure guides to provide a starting point or scaffolding to help students get started.
How to use?
I usually deliver the character information in a lecture format, and get students to take notes when we have finished reading the novel.
I give them the printed notes when we return to revise the novel, or when students are preparing for an examination.
The writing exercises can be used to check for understanding, or possibly for assessment. Students can test themselves using these writing prompts when they are studying independently.
This is a Word document, so easily editable to suit your class.
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