The Great Gatsby- Final Writing Task

Below is the writing task that will conclude our study of The Great Gatsby. Up until this point, we have had a large focus on reading and understanding the novel. Now we look to develop

The Great Gatsby- An Exploration Project

After reading the novel, The Great Gatsby, students will now complete an exploration into the novel and some of its elements. This will be a student lead exploration and all work they complete will be posted


Chapter 4- “…the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.”

After reading Chapter 4 of The Great Gatsby, pair up with someone you have not worked with so far this year. Together, discuss the questions below. As you do so, make notes about what you

1920s- Research Project

After reading the first three chapters of The Great Gatsby, meeting our cast of characters and having our first party at Jay Gatsby’s house, students will now begin to look into the decade that is known as

Gatsby- Chapter 1

Following the reading of the opening chapter of The Great Gatsby, students have been asked to respond to the following questions: Give a recount of the events in the opening chapter. Make a list of at least


The Great Gatsby- F Scott Fitzgerald

Below is a PDF copy of The Great Gatsby for students to use as we read and explore the novel in class.  

Babes in the Woods- F Scott Fitzgerald

There cannot be a better place to begin our study of literature by F Scott Fitzgerald than with his first published short story. A lot of people believe that Fitzgerald’s first published story was “Head

Course Outline

Almost 100 years since the first trends that characterized the 1920’s, we still talk about and admire the glitz and glamour many associate with that time. What people tend to forget is that at under all of that glitter, the Great Depression began to bubble. Caught somewhere in the middle was Francis Scott Fitzgerald, whose work has transcended generations of authors. He remains one of the “Great American Authors” and his most well known novel, The Great Gatsby, has come to define the 1920s. However, Fitzgerald’s iconic work says so much more than how lavish the lifestyle of the rich was in the 20s. His ability to manipulate language, to express his delight and disgust at the happenings of the time, are truly brilliant. Delving into his style, exploring the signature that he left in all of his writing and understanding how each author has a unique perspective of the world is what this course is all about. I invite you to be “simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life” that Fitzgerald writes of and to use him as a teacher to craft your own masterpieces.

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