F. Scott Fitzgerald - Author Study - Profile and Social Media
Engage students in the text using the writing platforms they are most familiar with: facebook and twitter posts. These resources support higher-level thinking skills and a literary analysis based approach to teaching. This purchase includes four copy-and-go handouts: author facebook profile, facebook newsfeed, facebook exit tickets (four per page), and twitter exit tickets (four per page). There is also a note for teachers detailing multiple ways to incorporate these resources into your unit plans, including ways to use them as reading quizzes and assessments.
Students feel comfortable writing in a more relaxed format that they are used to with social media, and I find that they come up with more creative and original things to say without the structured confines of a more elaborate piece of writing. I enjoy using these resources for any text I am teaching and hope that you find the same
The Great Gatsby Unit Plan
5 weeks of lesson plans for Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Includes pacing guide, film essay, activities, reading quizzes, and discussions. This bundle has everything you need to get started teaching The Great Gatsby in an engaging way! This unit supports an in-depth analysis of the text. Students will be encouraged to think deeply and write about themes and character development with these activities.
The Great Gatsby - Anticipation Guide & Reflection
Use pre-reading and post-reading activities to get students making "big picture" connections with this The Great Gatsby anticipation guide and reflective writing. This purchase includes a two page handout with quotes that relate to the text's theme.
The Great Gatsby - Quote Analysis & Reading Quizzes
A perfect tool for scaffolding deeper understanding and analysis for The Great Gatsby! This is my go-to tool for helping students process key details and providing regular reading quizzes without drowning myself in grading.
Great Gatsby - Socratic Method - Post Reading Discussions
Students feel confident with this semi-structured approach to class discussions. This purchase includes a 20 slide PowerPoint that introduces students to the Socratic method for the purpose of discussing a text, a student discussion prep sheet and reflection, and detailed instructions for the teacher on how to facilitate a class discussion. The PowerPoint also includes theme questions to help students expand their perspective on the text, or to extend a discussion that needs to delve a bit deeper.
The Great Gatsby - Visual Theme and Quote Poster for Bulletin Boards
Highlight key themes and pique students interest with this printable poster. The image can be printed on 8.5x11 and 8.5x14 paper for a bulletin board, student workbook covers, etc. There are two styles: clean and crumpled. You can also enlarge the image for a bigger display. This purchase includes the images in .jpg format and instructions for how to enlarge the image using a free website.