Using Informational Text to Teach The Great Gatsby

Using Informational Text to Teach The Great Gatsby

Using Informational Text to Teach The Great Gatsby

Using Informational Text to Teach The Great Gatsby

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Overview

This book offers challenging and engaging readings to enhance your teaching of The Great Gatsby with texts from a wide range of genres and topics to help students answer essential questions about the novel. Each informational text is part of a unit, with media links, reading strategies, vocabulary, writing activities, and class activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475831016
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/22/2018
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 17 Years

About the Author

Audrey Fisch is Professor of English and Coordinator of Secondary English Education at New Jersey City University where she has taught for over twenty years. Susan Chenelle is Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction at University Academy Charter High School in Jersey City, New Jersey, where she taught English and journalism for several years.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements How to Use This Book Unit 1: Why Should We Care about Economic Inequality? Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman: “Exploding wealth inequality in the United States” David Vandivier: “What Is The Great Gatsby Curve?” Chapters 1, 6, and 8 Unit 2: What Is Tom Buchanan Worried about — Is Civilization “Going to Pieces”? Lothrop Stoddard: The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy Kenneth L. Roberts: Why Europe Leaves Home Chapters 1, 2, 4, 7, and 9 Unit 3: Does Money Make People, Like Tom, Mean? Paul Piff, “Does money make you mean?” Chapters 2, 6, and 8 Unit 4: Who Is to Blame in the Black Sox Scandal and in Gatsby? “Eight White Sox Players Are Indicted on Charge of Fixing 1919 World Series; Cicotte Got $10,000 And Jackson $5,000” Stuart Dezenhall, “Newspaper Coverage of the 1919 Black Sox Scandal” Chapters 4 and 9 Unit 5: Everyone Is Drinking, So Why Does Prohibition Matter in Gatsby? The National Prohibition Act “Making a Joke of Prohibition in New York City” Chapter 7 or any time Writing and Discussion Rubric About the Authors Tables and answers for all sections are available for download on the series website: www.usinginformationaltext.org.
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