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The Great Gatsby: Narrative and Point of View
Thanks to Nick Carraway, readers of The Great Gatsby are simultaneously "within and without. . . enchanted and repelled" by his first person narration of the events in F. Scott Fitzgerald's story of the American Dream/Nightmare. After finishing the first two chapters, class members are asked to consider what they have learned about Carraway, his veracity, and the influence his background has on his narration.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Great Gatsby: Symbols
The eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg. The Valley of Ashes, East and West Egg. The green light. Daisy (a forget-me-not, perhaps?). Symbols abound in The Great Gatsby and this activity asks groups to focus on the valley of ashes in Chapter 2 and other symbols Fitzgerald uses to develop his themes.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
An Elephant's Life
Here is an interesting worksheet that's all about elephants. In it, learners answer ten true-or-false questions about elephants, then respond to ten questions that come from a story about Daisy, the circus elephant. The questions should lead to some valuable discussion regarding the treatment of animals in circuses.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 7 Views 10 Downloads
The Great Gatsby: Character Development
Static or dynamic, that is the question about the characters in The Great Gatsby. Do Tom, Daisy, Nick, Jordan, and Gatsby change or is it just that our perception of them changes? Based on their reading of the first six chapters, readers must decide if the novel is really a coming-of-age story.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Here's a fine lesson that combines poetry with life sciences. Learners carefully listen to a poem that's all about a food chain. As the poem is read, learners name the producer, the herbivore, the carnivore, and the omnivore. Lots of terrific scientific discussion should result from the reading of this poem.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Links in a Food Chain
Little ones make costumes and act out a rhyme in which there are daisies, bugs, wrens, snakes, and foxes that all interact in a food web. This would be a memorable activity for primary life scientists to participate in as a wrap-up to a basic ecosystems unit.
1st - 3rd Science 4 Views 8 Downloads
Floating Down a River
Writers incorporate pacing strategies in their own text after listening to the book Daisy Comes Home by Jan Brett. In this writing lesson plan, they recognize and identify the equal time given to each animal description in the book, and then they use this model as a guide to establish their own appropriate pacing as they develop a piece of writing.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Container Gardening Part 3: What to Plant
From this presentation, viewers learn not only what edible plants thrive in containers, they also examine ornamental varieties. It displays high-quality photographs and provides the lecturer's notes for each slide. Obviously, it can be used in a college level horticulture class, but another idea is to expose high schoolers to horticulture as part of a career exploration unit!
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Great Gatsby: The Plot Unfolds
The focus in this activity is on how carefully the plot of The Great Gatsby is structured. Learners identify what they see as the major turning points in the novel and the events that lead up to these points. Groups chart these events on a timeline and identify the major sections of the story.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The "Secret Society" and FitzGerald's The Great Gatsby
Students examine the tensions of wealth and status in the novel, 'The Great Gatsby.' They identify ways people assert group membership, discuss biographical information about F. Scott Fitzgerald, and write a credo for the 'secret society' in the novel.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 54 Downloads
Follow fruit fly genetics with this probability activity. Biology scholars analyze the alleles of Bugsy, Daisy, Dino, and Lulu, considering traits for antennae, wing type, and eye color. They solve Punnett squares to determine the genotypes and phenotypes of their offspring.
7th - 12th Science 15 Views 60 Downloads
Elements of Drama: Vocabulary
Introduce your young thespians to the elements of drama! Key vocabulary helps them through their first week of class. The presentation outlines parts of a script, stage direction, and strategies for reading a script. Tip: The strategies for script reading might be useful for struggling readers.
7th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 108 Views 300 Downloads
The American Dream: Gatsby on the Stage
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past..." Use this Great Gatsby novel study lesson to reinforce literary analysis in your class. Working in groups, young readers write a script for a chosen scene from the novel.
8th - 11th Language Arts 5 Views 82 Downloads
New Review The Deadly Picnic: A Lab on Deductive Reasoning
Whodunnit? Find out who killed Mr. Brooks through a logical examination of evidence. Class members fill out a couple of data tables to help them pin down the suspect. After they've figured out just who the culprit is, pupils compose short stories that describe what went down on that dark day in October.
6th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 8 Downloads