Ch 8: Teaching The Great Gatsby

About This Chapter

Going beyond the book can be a beneficial way to encourage students to connect with literature in the classroom. This chapter offers suggestions and strategies for teaching 'The Great Gatsby' in a way that brings the text to life.

Teaching The Great Gatsby - Chapter Summary

Our instructors have created this chapter to offer you a new perspective on how to teach The Great Gatsby to your students. Using this chapter as part of your teaching resources will help you discover information about the following:

  • Insightful chapter questions
  • Essay ideas for analyzing The Great Gatsby
  • Pointers to include on study guides
  • Discussion topics

These entertaining lesson articles are full of teaching recommendations about how to approach The Great Gatsby. Our instructors have included some of the most up-to-date information about text-related activities and ideas that can help you and your students get excited about this canonical classic.

How It Helps

  • Promotes communication: You'll be shown several lists of questions, which will help you communicate better with your students about the actions and characters in the text.
  • Generates new ideas: By getting a fresh perspective on different ways to teach The Great Gatsby, you'll be inspired to teach this book in a whole different way.
  • Enhances the curriculum: You can use the ideas you learn in this chapter to design a more robust curriculum that still meets learning standards.

Skills Covered

After you review this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Build a unit plan that addresses the character relationships and important themes of the novel
  • Brainstorm chapter-specific questions
  • Demonstrate unique activities to help students relate with the text
  • Create a thoughtful study guide that gives students a strong roadmap

14 Lessons in Chapter 8: Teaching The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby Chapter 1 Questions

1. The Great Gatsby Chapter 1 Questions

Use these questions to enhance understanding of Chapter 1 of 'The Great Gatsby'. Questions relate to vocabulary, setting, theme, and comprehension. Student learning can be extended with questions asking for meaningful connections with the real world.

The Great Gatsby Chapter 2 Questions

2. The Great Gatsby Chapter 2 Questions

Use these questions to enhance student understanding of character, setting, and theme in 'The Great Gatsby', chapter two. Additionally, extension options are provided to build meaningful connections to the real world.

The Great Gatsby Chapter 3 Questions

3. The Great Gatsby Chapter 3 Questions

Use these questions to enhance your students' understanding of 'The Great Gatsby', chapter three. Character, setting, and theme are addressed, as well as extension options for real-world connections.

The Great Gatsby Chapter 4 Questions

4. The Great Gatsby Chapter 4 Questions

Use these questions to enhance student understanding of vocabulary, literary elements, setting, and theme from chapter four in F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby'.

The Great Gatsby Chapter 5 Questions

5. The Great Gatsby Chapter 5 Questions

Enhance student understanding of vocabulary, literary elements, setting, and theme by using these discussion questions from Chapter 5 of 'The Great Gatsby.'

The Great Gatsby Chapter 6 Questions

6. The Great Gatsby Chapter 6 Questions

Use these discussion questions to enhance student understanding of vocabulary, literary techniques, setting, and theme from Chapter 6 of 'The Great Gatsby'.

The Great Gatsby Chapter 7 Questions

7. The Great Gatsby Chapter 7 Questions

Use these questions to enhance student understanding of vocabulary, setting, and theme from Chapter 7 of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby'. Additionally, students will be challenged to extend thinking by sharing individual interpretations.

The Great Gatsby Chapter 8 Questions

8. The Great Gatsby Chapter 8 Questions

Use these questions to test student understanding of vocabulary, literary devices, setting, and theme from Chapter 8 of 'The Great Gatsby'. You may use these questions to challenge individuals, partners, or teams to more deeply comprehend the text.

The Great Gatsby Essay Topics

9. The Great Gatsby Essay Topics

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel ''The Great Gatsby'' is among the most popular books for students. How do you know if they're truly grasping critical elements? These essay topics are designed to test comprehension.

The Great Gatsby Activities & Projects

10. The Great Gatsby Activities & Projects

The Great Gatsby is an American novel that focuses on the gluttony of the jazz age. This era may seem distant to students so these activities help connect them with this time in history.

The Great Gatsby Discussion Questions

11. The Great Gatsby Discussion Questions

Utilize these discussion questions to confirm your students understand the book's setting, themes, and plot. Additionally, enhance their literary analysis and critical thinking skills by asking for their take on the lessons learned during reading.

The Great Gatsby Study Guide Questions

12. The Great Gatsby Study Guide Questions

Use the following study guide questions to confirm or test student understanding of the scenes, events and characters from 'The Great Gatsby'. Your students can also define literary terms and complete a literary analysis.

The Great Gatsby Unit Plan

13. The Great Gatsby Unit Plan

If you are teaching 'The Great Gatsby,' it can be really helpful to have a starting point for what your unit might look like. This lesson offers you an outline you can fill out based on your own hopes and your students' needs.

The Great Gatsby Lesson Plan

14. The Great Gatsby Lesson Plan

The Great Gatsby can be as fast-paced as a Packard heading out of town. This lesson plan helps students better understand the intricate relationships between Nick Carraway, Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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