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Judging a Book by its Cover: The Art and Imagery of The Great Gatsby

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Judging a Book by its Cover: The Art and Imagery of The Great Gatsby

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions, plus reading and discussion time
Lesson Author

Carol Hurt

Charleston, South Carolina

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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Student Interactives

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Connotation, Character, and Color Imagery in The Great Gatsby

Students explore the connotations of the colors associated with the characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 8  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Book Cover Creator

The Book Cover Creator is designed to allow users to type and illustrate front book covers, front and back covers, and full dust jackets. Students can use the tool to create new covers for books that they read as well as to create covers for books they write individually or as a class.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 24

F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, was born in 1896.

After reading The Great Gatsby, students work in pairs, select a chapter from the novel, and rewrite it from the point of view of a different character.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

"You Gotta BE the Book": Teaching Engaged and Reflective Reading with Adolescents (2nd edition)

Wilhelm's vital book looks at "what this act of reading really is": a social practice and a search for meaning.

 

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