Great Gatsby Unit Plan, FOUR FULL WEEKS of Dynamic Lessons, Great Gatsby, CCSS

Laura Randazzo
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Make your Great Gatsby unit the favorite of the year with this MASSIVE bundle of materials that will take your class through FOUR FULL WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSONS covering F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. Everything you’ll need is here; just add a class set of The Great Gatsby novels and you’re good to go.

This HUGE bundle includes:

• A day-by-day calendar to follow with helpful details and nightly homework assignments (read this file first when you open the bundle) (2-page PDF)

• An introductory lecture covering The Moderns, focusing on the philosophies and authors of the early 1900s, including F. Scott Fitzgerald and his fellow ex-patriots (40 Prezi slides)

• Short-answer quiz and key to use with the A&E Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald (2-page PDF with questions/answers and video ISBN info/links)

• Opening lecture covering The Great Gatsby’s main characters, setting, Jazz Age, and themes (including modern examples of the American Dream and Old Money vs. New Money) (26 Prezi slides)

• One-Question Quizzers for The Great Gatsby to hold students accountable for nightly reading assignments. A quick and easy way for you to tell who is – and isn’t – completing nightly reading. Key included. (2-page PDF)

• Short answer study guide/homework/group discussion questions for all nine chapters of The Great Gatsby with detailed answer key. (18-page PDF)

• Close reading worksheets featuring slices of text from ch. 1, ch. 3, ch. 5, and ch. 7; these lessons come with detailed examples for all four worksheets to serve as models of proper annotation. (8-page PDF)

• Cross-curricular activity using math skills as students calculate the actual monthly budget of the Fitzgeralds’ lavish lifestyle; lesson comes with key and discussion starters. (2-page PDF)

• Short-answer quiz with key covering ch. 4 of The Great Gatsby (2-page PDF)

• Color symbolism activity to use with ch. 8 of The Great Gatsby (1-slide Powerpoint)

• El Greco art lesson to use with ch. 9 of The Great Gatsby (3-slide Powerpoint)

• Quotation Race review activity (4-page PDF)

• 70-question end-of-unit exam (multiple choice, true/false, and quote identification) with answer key (6-page PDF)

• In-class essay prompt sheet featuring four options that will all require mastery of text and depth of thought in students’ analysis (1-page PDF)

A total of 47 pages and 70 slides of rich content! Tons of material to keep your students entertained and enriched.

Note: About half of these items (the Moderns lecture, the one-question quizzers, the study guide/homework/group discussion questions, the close readings, the Fitzgerald lifestyle lesson, and the quotation race review worksheet) are sold separately at my store. No need to purchase these items separately if you grab this budget-priced bundle. The other items are not sold separately and can be purchased only as part of this bundle.

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Total Pages
47 PDF pages + 70 slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating a command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives; synthesize comments, claims, and evidence made on all sides of an issue; resolve contradictions when possible; and determine what additional information or research is required to deepen the investigation or complete the task.
Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that probe reasoning and evidence; ensure a hearing for a full range of positions on a topic or issue; clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions; and promote divergent and creative perspectives.
Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11–12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.


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