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THE GREAT GATSBY Lesson Plans

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23 detailed lessons, 24 instructional handouts, and 3 slideshows. NOTE: The Great Gatsby Unit includes this resource. Download also available through…

The Great Gatsby Lesson Planleads students through engaging explorations of historical context, characterization, point of view, Modernism, symbolism, elements of style, theme development, and more.

The Great Gatsby Lesson Plans: Overview

NOTE: Depending on your instructional goals, you might not use all lessons.

  • Pre-reading / Introduction: 3 lessons
  • Reading 1: Chapters 1-3, 4 lessons
  • Reading 2: Chapters 4-5, 4 lessons
  • Reading 3: Chapters 6-7, 4 lessons
  • Reading 4: Chapters 8-9, 4 lessons
  • Follow-up / Closing: 4 lessons

23 The Great Gatsby Lessons: Table of Contents

  • Meet The Great Gatsby
  • Anticipation Guide
  • Historical Context: The Jazz Age
  • Discussion Set #1
  • It’s All in the Details: Characterization
  • The Roaring Twenties: Primary Source Gallery
  • Party Like Gatsby
  • Discussion Set #2
  • The Great Gatsby Mystery
  • Symbolism Refresh
  • Writing with Imagery
  • Discussion Set #3
  • Saying vs. Meaning (dialogue)
  • Nick Carried Away (point of view)
  • What Does Modernism Look Like?
  • Discussion Set #4
  • Despicable Them (character and theme)
  • Symbol Hunting
  • Eulogy for Gatsby
  • Theme Development
  • Fitzgerald’s Style (excerpt experts)
  • Structure and Effects
  • Foiled Again! (character comparisons)

The Great Gatsby Lesson Plans: File Formats

  • Handout files: PDF and DOCX (MSWord)
  • Slideshow files: PDF and PPTX (PowerPoint)
  • Answer Key: PDF
  • NOTE: All resources can be edited with the exception of the answer key.

NOTES:

  • These The Great Gatsby lessons are intended for whole-class instruction, but many activities are appropriate for small-group or individual instruction.
  • This resource is included in The Great Gatsby Unit bundle.