Title of Activity
GREAT GATSBY- Who is responsible for Gatsby’s death?
Description of educational activity
Duration: 2 X 45 minutes
Pupils’ age: 15-19
Organization of the class of pupils: group work
The aim of the lesson: The aim of the lesson is to motivate the students to read in the way that reading comprehension enables them to understand the relations between the characters and understand the responsibilities one has when it comes to serious situations with death consequences.
Another goal is to enable Ss develop their speaking skill to express and defend their point of view.
Ss will gain knowledge and understanding of a famous 20 century novel.
1st set DAISY
2nd set TOM
3rd set GATSBY
4th set MYRTLE
The excerpts are attached.
1. The Ss are divided into 4 groups of 5.
2. The Ss watch the final scene from the movie – the killing of the main character.
3. Each group gets a picture from the movie of a character with the name on it.
4. Each group gets different excerpts from the book The Great Gatsby about the character form the picture. Each student reads one excerpt and after having read it, reports to the groups what he has learned from it. Their task as a group, after having read and reported on these excerpts to be able to
5. each groups gets 5’ to read and report among themselves.
6. Discussion: The students are enabled to interact, to discuss within the group, to argue for or against an opinion.
Evaluation and assessment method:
Throughout the lesson, the Ss will give their reasons for their opinion with accurate supporting details.
Teacher’s role - monitoring Ss’ work, their interaction, reading for details, making notes, and participation in group activities.
In order to evaluate and assess the effective impact of the previous activities upon the students, they are asked to elaborate a short paper in no more than 5 minutes where they make an In-depth analysis of the main character.
Effect of the activity on RSP reading:
Practices that support students´ choice, collaboration, and shared control of learning outcomes can be linked to self-expressed interest in reading and engaged reading behaviours.
Teachers can organize reading instruction to develop self-efficiency, competence, and engagement in teenage students.
Connection to curriculum
Civic education – responsible behaviour, developing empathy, foreseeing consequences
World Literature - classics works of art - reading and valuing
History – post-war situation , consequences, related to reality, going back to real life
Bibliographic reference to be used during the activity
The Great Gatsby
Publisher: The ebooks at Planet ebook.com
Page count: 193
Year of issue:
The expected outcomes of the lesson. The students will be able:
Both the teaching method and the text can help in increasing Ss’ interest in reading. This text promotes the consciousness of responsibility towards other people and ourselves.
The teacher monitors the students so as to make sure they cooperate effectively.
The volume of given fragments of books can be adapted to the language level of a group - fragments can be shorter - by cutting less important paragraphs, or be expanded to additional fragments of the same novel.