Help students analyze each chapter of The Great Gatsby
using these 30 paragraph prompts meant for short answer questions, timed writing, chapter review, and more. Each prompt comes two-to-a-page for easy copying and cutting. There are at least three prompts per chapter, in differentiated levels of easy, medium, and difficult.
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The prompts ask students to consider an element, event, or character from each chapter, make a claim, provide two pieces of evidence for that claim, and analyze how the evidence supports the claim. The prompts also contain rubrics on the first page of the prompt, both with point values inserted and with blank values for you to insert your point values.
Your download includes the following:
◊ 30 different prompts in difficulty levels from easy to hard on lined sheets
◊ embedded rubrics on each prompt both with and without point values
◊ blank lined sheet to form the back of each prompt
◊ teacher instructions page with suggested uses
◊ sample paragraph with annotations (showing topic sentence, evidence, etc.)
* All files are .pdfs and cannot be edited.
1) Write a paragraph exploring how Nick feels about Gatsby. In your paragraph, use two pieces of textual evidence.
2) How does F. Scott Fitzgerald use dialogue and characterization to show that Tom Buchanan cares more about power than about love? Use textual evidence to support your answer.
3) How does F. Scott Fitzgerald effectively use literary devices (imagery, dialogue, figurative language) to create a mood of myster surrounding Gatsby?
4) Analyze F. Scott Fitzgerald's use of irony to create an anticlimax at the end of the novel.
Please note: Some of the more difficult questions ask students about literary elements and narrative techniques such as juxtaposition, diction, mood, tone, irony, characterization, and more. Students should be familiar with these techniques if you assign them the three-star questions. This produce does not teach students how to write a paragraph, but does provide an example paragraph for reference.
⚠️ These prompts require students to handwrite their answers.
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