From the giltz and glam of flappers to the longing of painful heartbreak, The Great Gatsby has captured teachers and students alike for generations. If you've been following along with me on Instagram @mudandinkteaching, you have probably caught some of my stories where I'm sharing a video-journal of my experiences teaching the novel during January - February of 2019.
This unit focuses on the essential question: is the American Dream more likely to inspire or destroy us? Each lesson I've presented here returns back to that question, helping students focus on something bigger than the novel itself.
Click through the individual products listed above to get a sense for the style of the unit and types of activities offered. Among my favorites are:
I hope you enjoy each and every lesson and activity included!
WHY YOU NEED THIS PRODUCT:
First and foremost, this product is 100% editable. Each of the resources is shared with you via Google Drive and you are welcome to make whatever customizations you need to best fit your students.
I've worked hard to make each of these lessons rigorous, engaging, and creative. There are lots of "cute" ideas out there as well as some really tough and challenging ones: I strive to balance these two spectrums. I take literary analysis seriously, but I work hard to create visually appealing and collaborative handouts and lessons to help facilitate critical thinking.
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