Lesson: The Great Gatsby
Author: Kristin R
Subject Area: Reading/Language Arts
Grade Level: 10 - 12
The Great Gatsby is a glittering novel about the 'impossibly' wealthy class, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. Fitzgerald called this time 'The Jazz Age'--an age of youth, wealth, music and excess-- wedged between the devastation of World War I and the Great Depression. ***Some chapters use Diigo, a free add-on to Firefox to highlight and put 'sticky notes' onto the text. Make sure to sign into your Diigo account to see these notes!***
To read, understand, and enjoy the novel, "The Great Gatsby" and connect the themes of the novel to the historical context.
Look through the Background Information sites before you start reading the novel. Then, as you read each chapter, use the reading strategy coaches in Strategy Tutor to respond to the strategy prompts in the text.
Directions: What was F. Scott Fitzgerald's background and life like before and after he wrote 'The Great Gatsby?' Investigate this interactive time line to find out more.
Directions: Is 'The Great Gatsby' more fiction or fact? Find out about the events surrounding the creation of the novel and decide for yourself!
Directions: What was it like to live in the 1920's? Learn about Flappers, Fashion, Music, Politics--what it took to be 'in' in the Roaring 1920s.