Need no-prep, proven lessons that will be the backbone of your unit on The Great Gatsby?
Get your students analyzing, digging deep, and comprehending Gatsby with these ready-to-go handouts. Included in this resource is everything you need to get your students grappling with the text and discussing the bigger themes of the novel.
When you teach with this resource, you will:
• be sure that your students read the chapters by giving them reading-check quizzes which have been checked against an online summary
• help your classes to understand Fitzgerald’s work on multiple levels
• get your classes noticing, understanding, and remembering the important details of the text when your students work through passages independently using the close reading questions provided
• easily engage your classes in powerful discussions by using the included post-reading discussion prompts
• watch your students strengthen their critical thinking and reading comprehension skills on a daily basis when they work through the questions provided here
• utilize two different versions of the test to help curb cheating
• give your students an assessment that will continue their learning and exploration of the novel
• challenge your students to write their own meaning statements based on your class discussions and back them up with evidence from the text by writing short essays
• have an easier time grading the tests when you utilize the included rubrics and answer keys
This resource has been differentiated for all levels, from the kids who hate reading and anything ELA to the most advanced honors class.
There is a reading question, set of close reading questions, and follow-up discussion questions for all of the chapters and two different versions of a unit test on the whole unit. All of the answer keys quote the important passages, so there is no guessing on your part as to which parts of the text are most important. When you discuss the questions with your classes, you can easily point them to the sections to make sure that they are engaging with the text and working to interpret the sometimes challenging language.
There are no lectures or power points here—students will do the work themselves, with guidance from you.
Rather than telling them what the novel means, you will empower your students with the confidence and skills to tackle the text on their own.