Teaching Literature: The Great Gatsby

Teaching Gatsby


F. Scott Fitzgerald, c. 1925
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Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Biography

The Jazz Age (Cornell University)

Teaching The Great Gatsby (NEA): Links, Resources, History, Handouts

The Great Gatsby Teacher’s Guide (NEA Big Read): Essay topics, Lesson plans, Capstone Project

Gatsby Writing Analysis Assignment

[Here’s an example of points I give my students as we discuss the Literary Analysis Essay.  Usually, this paper is 3-5 pages long in a beginning writing class.  Furthermore, there is focus on citation (MLA), but mostly this paper is to get the students to engage with e text and use quotes from the book to prove their thoughts.]

Great Gatsby Teaching Handout

 [Includes Discussion Topics for the Class. These are some basic outlines and ideas that I use when facilitating discussion or brainstorming with students on the literary importance and comprehension of the novel.]