“They're such beautiful Prezis,' she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. 'It makes me sad because I've never seen such - such beautiful Prezis before.”
- Daisy Buchanan
Welcome to my store! And thanks for checking out this write-up, old sport. This digital download will offer you everything you'll need to access a complete unit's worth of Prezi slides, instructional activities, essay prompts and more along with a comprehensive unit guide for F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby -- more than 120 slides in all, compiled over seven years of teaching this novel to high schoolers ranging from co-taught special education classes to AP literature students.
For the right-brained teacher who plans best with music and visuals:
The download contains a MASSIVE Prezi containing more than one hundred slides, images, embedded videos, and instructional activities. If you're looking for creativity, the Prezi is loaded with more ideas than you could ever possibly hope to teach in a single unit. Treat it like a Pinterest Page or a digital look book -- it's really something of a one stop shop of creativity and student engagement.
For the left-brained teacher in need of a more structured approach:
No problem! This comprehensive plug-and-play digital download comes with a 10 page document with activities color-coded by level according to Bloom's Taxonomy that will walk you through a step-by-step process with suggested nightly HW assignments, end-of-unit essay prompts, daily quiz ideas, chapter-specific discussion questions, and custom graphic organizers designed for teaching The Great Gatsby and high levels of student engagement. Best part: every activity is designed to be completely modular, which allows teachers incredible flexibility when planning the sort of instruction that best suits the unique needs of their classes.
For teachers looking to mix things up with kinesthetic and small group activities:
If you'll pardon a Jay Gatsby-esque "humble brag," this is where my unit planning really shines. (Who knows? You might even be able to brag to your teacher friends "I have a man in Maryland who builds me all my unit Prezis!")
Here's a sample of small group activities, ranging from written prompts, BYOD and/or one-to-one device integration, and numerous graphic organizer suggestions, including:
+ "Town Tattle" inspired gossip tabloid activity
+ Match.com inspired dating profile activity
+ Rumors-themed Socratic Seminar, blending traditional discussion with social media backchannels.
+ Nightly graphic organizer HW guide to help students make sense of their reading as they go
+ Dozens of embedded videos from the most recent film adaptation of The Great Gatsby
+ Embedded music videos and period-specific visuals to help teach the story's setting, historical context, and thematic connections
+ "What's in a Name?" Activity teaching hidden meaning from key words borrowed from Greek (Michaelis!), French (Jay Gatsby!), and early draft editions of the novel.
In short: you've hit the motherload, old sport. I hope you enjoy this unit, and thanks for checking out my store!