Show Me a Hero, and I Will Write You a Tragedy - F. Scott Fitzgerald - Part 3

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The third in a three-part series of exercises uses close-reading strategies to help readers develop their skills for comprehending complex text. Groups examine Eugene Robert Richee's photo portrait of Louise Brooks, considered the inspiration for Jordan Baker in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Using the provided graphic organizer, groups brainstorm words and phrases to describe Brooks and develop a thematic statement for the photo. Individuals then craft a narrative for Brooks in Fitzgerald's style.

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Pros

  • Specific directions are included for all activities
  • The three exercises in the series are carefully scaffolded so that individuals are prepared for the final writing assignment
  • Links are included for all related resources
Cons

  • Because Louise Brooks was a controversial figure even during the 1920s, research her life before using this resource
  • The activity assumes class members are familiar with the narrative style of writing