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The great Gatsby in the classroom : searching for the American dream

Author: David Dowling
Publisher: Urbana, Ill. : National Council of Teachers of English, ©2006.
Series: NCTE high school literature series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides specific teaching strategies for each chapter and classroom-tested oral, written, drawing, and dramatic activities that help students make meaning out of the novel and engage them in its thematic and affective elements.
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Dowling, David.
Great Gatsby in the classroom.
Urbana, Ill. : National Council of Teachers of English, ©2006
(OCoLC)679895420
Named Person: F Scott Fitzgerald; F Scott Fitzgerald; F Scott Fitzgerald
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Dowling
ISBN: 9780814150986 0814150985
OCLC Number: 70483367
Description: 137 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Why Gatsby? Why Now? 2. Prereading: Understanding the Context of the Novel 3. Teaching Chapter 1: Point of View and Character Development 4. Teaching Chapter 2: Setting, Symbolism, and Social Class 5. Teaching Chapter 3: Values of the Jazz Age, Characterization, and the Mystery of Gatsby 6. Teaching Chapter 4: What?s in a Name? Wolfshiem, Gatsby and Daisy Further Revealed 7. Teaching Chapter 5: Gatsby Meets Daisy. Symbolism and Theme. Beyond a?Purposeless Splendor.?<AQ: See query about title in chapter.> 8. Teaching Chapter 6: The Transformation of James Gatz into Jay Gatsby 9. Teaching Chapter 7: The?Duel? at the Plaza Hotel: The First Death 10. Teaching Chapter 8: The Holocaust Is Complete 11. Teaching Chapter 9: The Death of the American Dream 12. Postreading Activities: Four Lessons 1. Illustrated Time Line 2. Characters, Values, and Themes in Gatsby 3. The American Dream and Affluenza 4. Personal Change Project 13. Additional Postreading Activities and Readings 14: Talking about Meaning: Using Literary Criticism to Teach Gatsby. Essays on three topics: 15. Teaching Novels: Wider Applications Appendix Works Cited Author.
Series Title: NCTE high school literature series
Responsibility: David Dowling.
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Provides specific teaching strategies for each chapter and classroom-tested oral, written, drawing, and dramatic activities that help students make meaning out of the novel and engage them in its thematic and affective elements.

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