Day 5

The Great Gatsby Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Adapting I[Gatsby]

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion

    Objective:

    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

    Structure:

    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?

    -Would...

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