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In groups have students draw posters of each of these major symbols and images from The Great Gatsby. Students use descriptions from the novel to inform their representations.
- Draw the T.J. Eckleberg billboard.
- Draw the front page of a Town Tattler and on it list all of the gossip about Gatsby. Leave room at the bottom so you may add more gossip as you continue reading the novel.
- Draw a timeline including major events that precede 1922 and major events that follow the publishing of The Great Gatsby.
- Draw a work order for caterers, gardeners, etc. for one of Gatsby's parties.
- Draw up a list of comments made by Nick or others about women.
- What kind of narrator is Nick? What does he have to convince us of? What do you know about him? Draw up a list.
- Draw a picture of the owl-eyed man and others who frequent Gatsby's parties.
- Draw a picture of the ash heap. Include Mr. Wilson's gas station.
- Make a "Who's Gatsby?" chart which lists gossip about him on one side and facts about him on the other. Leave room so you may add information as you continue reading.
- Create a map of Long Island and New York City, tracking the forays of Nick and others. (If you are industrious include New Haven and the midwest on your map.)
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