Looking for a fun review activity that will challenge students and help them review for your Great Gatsby unit exam? This two-page quotation race features 34 short lines from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel. Main characters, such as Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway, along with minor, but im
Engage your students and increase their reading and writing comprehension with this print or digital assignment by having them change the ending of The Great Gatsby after reading! Students will write a new ending to the novel which will help them analyze the literature and practice creative writing.
This study guide overview is for use at the culmination of the novel The Great Gatsby, perhaps before an end-of-unit test or writing assignment.This study guide includes:Elements of Characterization (indirect/direct) of the main charactersElements of PlotLiterary Devices such as mood / foreshadowing
This is a group discussion worksheet that covers major themes and elements of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. I used this as group work for the end of the book, but it could also be assigned as individual work or homework.
This writing assignment offers students the chance to write an alternate ending for F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Viewed broadly, it is an exercise in critical literacy and considering whose perspective is elevated in the canon of American Literature, asking, "How would other characters h
This assignment includes multiple higher level questions that work well as both writing prompts and discussion starters. I use these as initial writing assignments, which lead to discussion the following day (but I've flip flopped writing and discussion before and that works well too.) This is a gre
Prezi is a great alternative to using Powerpoint or other standard presentation lectures in your class. It is a cloud-based software that creates interesting, fluid, and animated presentations that will keep your students' attention. I have had great success with using these presentations in class.I
Marcia Wright: This 33 page packet comes with a one-page teacher's guide. These questions can't be answered by skimming Pink Monkey or Spark Notes. Your students will not only have to read the text but also have to think critically about what they read, actively engaging in the text. Some questions
Have your students plan a party like Gatsby!
Following the guidelines of the assignment, your students will plan a party in the excessive style of Jay Gatsby and write a feature story about the event.
The lesson includes links to articles that will get students in the spirit of party-planning and
This activity is a great way to get student's writing once they find out the ending of "The Great Gatsby". It asks them to write down how they wish each character turned out in the end. Let the creative writing begin!
This 11 question quiz is a mix of factual questions and quotes. It focuses on chapters 8 & 9, the last two chapters of the novel.
An answer key is included!
I also offer a The Great Gatsby Quiz on chapters 1-3:
Great way to have students begin exploring the big ideas presented throughout the novel in a student centered way. I do not participate in this seminar, but will take notes on ideas that maybe need further clarification or development.
This is a timed writing assignment that asks students to think outside the box! They are given the choice of two prompts to respond to. I recommend 15 minutes of writing time but could be extended as you see fit! This could easily take the place of quiz or other small assessment.
Add rigor and interest to your The Great Gatsby unit or movie study with this The Great Gatsby Movie Viewing Guide! The activities included could be used with your study of the novel or movie, but they are not novel to film comparisons. This pack works with the 1974 or 2013 version of the movie to
NEW IN 2020: Rigorous! Thought-provoking! Discussion-based! This 165-page MEGA-BUNDLE promises to elicit dynamic engagement from all students without compromising on intellectual rigor. The pre-reading slideshow, daily quizzes, discussion prompts, close-reading exercises, creative writing assignment
Your learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity of our engaging activities built from best teaching practices. We want to make your lesson planning journey easy, so you can focus on your expertise. This novel study includes a curriculum map pacing guide that offers our day-by-day suggestion for ho
Get ready to dive into an exciting escape-room style adventure with this break-out game designed to review narrative elements in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby with secondary students! From the most reluctant learner to the most advanced, all of your students will be 100% engaged in solving the clue
Scaffold your students' understanding of symbolism throughout F. Scott Fitzgerald's American classic, The Great Gatsby with these stations strategically designed to guide students' understanding of the classic green light symbol.
In the past, I've told students to "stay tuned" when the green light
This EDITABLE 29-page test bank for F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has 100 multiple-choice questions and an answer key. Every single question is labelled with national common core codes, and the literary reading standards are covered multiple times.
If you've used my other test banks, then
The Great Gatsby contains many Figurative Language examples for learners to examine. They will need to analyze 65 quotes and determine which of the following they are:★ Simile★ Metaphor★ Idiom★ Hyperbole★ Analogy★ Personification★ Onomatopoeia★ Pun★ Symbol SUGGESTED ACTIVITY IMPLEMENTATIONStudents w