Unit Plan - The Great Gatsby Essay
Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Fiction. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of fiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
(A) analyze non-linear plot development (e.g., flashbacks, foreshadowing, sub-plots, parallel plot structures) and compare it to linear plot development;
(B) analyze how authors develop complex yet believable characters in works of fiction through a range of literary devices, including character foils;
(C) analyze the way in which a work of fiction is shaped by the narrator's point of view.
1). The student will adapt part of a novel into a dramatic …show more content…
Fitzgerald’s novel exhibits one of America’s greatest time periods, and that is of the roaring twenties in which people lived their lives carefree and hard and without the knowledge or consequence of the next day. Throughout this unit I will employ several teaching strategies that will actively engage my students during The Great Gatsby unit. One of the many things I would begin with would be that of a unit project in which would be that of many topics I have listed on a paper given to them in the beginning days of the readings. I will advise my students to read through certain pages of the book and analyze in deep thought of what they have just read by taking notes and characterizing in a journal.
To begin with I would start off the unit and implore a power point presentation on the roaring twenties and examine that era pretty heavily before we start the book. Of course throughout the entire book and each day class was in session we would discuss several readings of the book and examine the vocabulary of the section I told them to read and demonstrations of the books characters