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THE GREAT GATSBY Unit: Lesson Plans, Materials, and Assessments



Guide students through Fitzgerald’s masterpiece of Modernism with this comprehensive resource. Bundle includes all TeachNovels materials for The Great Gatsby.

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The Great Gatsby Unit includes everything from pre-reading activities through the final exam. Engaging lessons and assignments align to ELA standards and address symbolism, craft, point of view, characterization, Modernism, theme development, historical context, and more.

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The Great Gatsby Lesson Plans and Materials:

  • 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 Quizzes:

  • Reading 1: Chapters 1-3
  • Reading 2: Chapters 4-5
  • Reading 3: Chapters 6-7
  • Reading 4: Chapters 8-9

The Great Gatsby Assignments and Projects Menu:

  • Judging a Cover by Its Book (original art)
  • The American Nightmare (editorial)
  • Point of View Shift (narrative writing)
  • Prose Poetry & Poetry Pros
  • Time Travel Briefing (historical context)
  • Viewing Guide and Film Review (2013 version)
  • Read-N-Share: Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Not-So-Great Gatsby? (debate)
  • The Great Fitzgerald (research report)
  • The Geography of Desire (map activity)
  • Theme Reflection (personal essay)
  • Poetry Connections
  • Modernism Story (creative writing)
  • Character Monologue (performance)
  • Getting the Green Light (symbol presentations)
  • Theme Development (essay)
  • Fitzgerald’s Style (essay)
  • Characterization (literary analysis)

The Great Gatsby Unit Test Bank:

  • 65 Comprehension / recall questions (multiple choice)
  • 80 Literary knowledge and analysis questions (multiple choice)
  • 15 Short answer prompts
  • 5 Extended response / essay prompts


  • The Great Gatsby Assignments Menu has NO ANSWER KEY.
  • Files delivered in two forms: editable and PDF.
  • Formats are in PPTX (presentations), PDF, and DOCX.
  • DOCX files can be modified in MS Word or Google Docs.
  • The Great Gatsby Novel Unit offers flexibility; it is not set in stone. You can alter or omit materials without undermining later assignments.