The Great Gatsby: Symbolic Story Representation

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The themes of The Great Gatsby are embodied in the images F. Scott Fitzgerald creates. To encourage reader interaction with the text, individuals create a symbolic representation of themselves, place themselves in the story, and consider how they see the novel as a participant.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Model the activity for class members
  • Save examples from year to year to serve as models
Classroom Considerations

  • The directions for the activity, while clear, are complex and will require extra time to explain
Pros

  • A rationale for the activity and complete directions are included
Cons

  • No models are included to illustrate the assignment