Crash Course created two episodes about Great Gatsby, and this is the bundle of the two parts. Part 1 introduces themes and key characters, while Part 2 focuses on the question, Was Gatsby great? while also exploring major themes and conflicts of the novel--PART 2 HAS SPOILERS.
Part 1 would be a nice introduction to the novel, whereas part 2 could be introduced after reading the novel, or it might be helpful to struggling readers to watch prior to reading the novel. There are definite spoilers in this video.
This graphic organizers will help students catch the key ideas of the lesson. This graphic organizer is based on "Cornell Notes," which leads students to review a topic multiple times, therefore enhancing their understanding of the lesson.
This product includes teacher keys for each Graphic Organizer.
Students will probably NOT catch everything on their own, so make sure to allot time to review the answers together if you want students to catch all of the concepts.