Kind of Activity:
To understand the challenges of adapting the novel to other media.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6 ; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.9
Using clips from the many film/operatic/theatrical adaptations of Gatsby, discuss what aspects seem to be most important in adapting this particular novel to other media.
Questions for discussion might include:
-What is effective about these adaptations? What doesn't work as well?
-If you had the chance to adapt Gatsby, what medium do you think would be best and why?
-What aspects would you handle differently than the versions we've seen?
Join Now to View Premium Content
GradeSaver provides access to 873 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 6705 literature essays, 1807 sample college application essays, 276 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.