***Note*** The first chapter of my No Fear The Great Gatsby can be downloaded for free. If you like that one, please purchase the chapters 1-6 pack for $9.00 and chapters 7-9 for $7.00.
I put together these "No Fear Gatsby" chapters (much like No Fear Shakespeare) so that my students would feel more comfortable discussing their own thoughts on the novel. I noticed that when I was transparent about many of the themes and decisions that went into making the book, my kids would have a much easier time reflecting on their own ideas of the novel, instead of struggling through it and hating it.
I spent several hours putting this all together, and much of the ideas come from "So We Read On" which is an amazing book ABOUT The Great Gatsby, by Maureen Corrigan. Read it. It's amazing.
I read No Fear chapters 1-3 before we read the correlating chapter, and read 4-9 after we had done the reading. However you'd like to do it is up to you!