Show Me a Hero, and I Will Write You a Tragedy – F. Scott Fitzgerald - Part 1


Resource ID#: 43290 Primary Type: Lesson Plan

General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, LCD Projector, Overhead Projector
Instructional Time: 3 Hour(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jazz Age, common themes, textual evidence, text-dependent questioning, close reading, collaborative discussions, conclusion, objective summation
Instructional Component Type(s): Lesson Plan Worksheet Assessment Formative Assessment

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2 Lesson Plans

Show Me a Hero, and I Will Write You a Tragedy – F. Scott Fitzgerald - Part 2

Part 2 of this three-part exemplar lesson gives secondary students an opportunity to explore targeted passages of complex text by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The goal of Part 2 is to analyze an excerpt from F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "The Offshore Pirate" (1920) in Flappers and Philosophers. This targeted excerpt requires students to closely examine both the material success and eventual disillusionment that marked the Jazz Age in literature. Text-dependent questions guides students to deeper analysis as they craft their own questions, actively participate in student-directed discussions, develop theme statements, and use sound reasoning and textual evidence to support their literary analysis. The lesson culminates with a one-page comparison of Ardita and Carlyle.

Show Me a Hero, and I Will Write You a Tragedy – F. Scott Fitzgerald - Part 3

This three-part exemplar lesson gives secondary students an opportunity to explore targeted passages of complex text by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The goal of this lesson, Part 3 of 3, is to analyze F. Scott Fitzgerald's inspirations for both his characters and stories. In this lesson, students will analyze a 1928 portrait of Louise Brooks by Eugene Robert Richee as a stimulus for creating an original character living during the glitter and glamour of the 1920s. Finally, using compiled textual evidence recorded throughout the three lessons, students will create a narrative in the style of Fitzgerald for Louise Brooks.

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Show Me a Hero, and I Will Write You a Tragedy – F. Scott Fitzgerald - Part 2:

Part 2 of this three-part exemplar lesson gives secondary students an opportunity to explore targeted passages of complex text by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The goal of Part 2 is to analyze an excerpt from F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "The Offshore Pirate" (1920) in Flappers and Philosophers. This targeted excerpt requires students to closely examine both the material success and eventual disillusionment that marked the Jazz Age in literature. Text-dependent questions guides students to deeper analysis as they craft their own questions, actively participate in student-directed discussions, develop theme statements, and use sound reasoning and textual evidence to support their literary analysis. The lesson culminates with a one-page comparison of Ardita and Carlyle.

Type: Lesson Plan

Show Me a Hero, and I Will Write You a Tragedy – F. Scott Fitzgerald - Part 3:

This three-part exemplar lesson gives secondary students an opportunity to explore targeted passages of complex text by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The goal of this lesson, Part 3 of 3, is to analyze F. Scott Fitzgerald's inspirations for both his characters and stories. In this lesson, students will analyze a 1928 portrait of Louise Brooks by Eugene Robert Richee as a stimulus for creating an original character living during the glitter and glamour of the 1920s. Finally, using compiled textual evidence recorded throughout the three lessons, students will create a narrative in the style of Fitzgerald for Louise Brooks.

Type: Lesson Plan