I use this project to introduce students to the time period leading up to the setting of The Great Gatsby. Since it's so foreign to them, I like to cover the music, movies, pop culture, history, and movements of the time period to give them some
After reading the novel, my students watched the newest version of The Great Gatsby. After re-discussing the rhetorical appeals, I asked them to do a mini rhetorical analysis on the appeals used in the most recent film.
All of my assignments are
The students were asked to track significant colors during the novel (chart is on assignment sheet). After reading, they were randomly given one color to write an analysis on in terms of its significance and symbolism in the novel.
In order to hook my juniors into some of the more dry movements in American Literature, I designed a 'Cosmo-style' quiz about their beliefs and personalities, and aligned the answers with the various movements covered in American Literature. This is
A chance for students to find engagement in American Literature by choosing their own American novel to read.
Assignment includes requirements, deadlines, and a rubric based partially on Colorado State Standards, which are aligned to Common Core.
I made this writing assignment for my juniors this year to give them more choice in what they were writing about.This assignment offers four options based on their direct feedback for what they were interested in writing about: creative writing (a