This is the absolute BEST introduction to The Great Gatsby. Students are engaged from the get-go as they struggle with unknown textual evidence and a crime scene with nine different clues to uncover what leads up to the tragic events in the novel. Students will do a close reading of select pieces of the text to form a detailed hypothesis of relationships, deeds, and guilt in the deaths that take place in the novel. This product includes the slideshow to introduce the lesson with textual evidence, and clues.
I have been teaching this novel for 13 years and this is the absolute best activity to start the novel. I have tested it for years and perfected all the nuances to make this come together to be one of the most memorable activities students will engage in in high school.