English 12A: Introduction to The Great Gatsby


This unit begins with the introduction lesson to The Great Gatsby. This lesson is made in a google doc, but can be converted to other resources. This lesson opens with the students learning about the time period of The Great Gatsby. Students will be working on an exploration board where they choose different areas they would like to learn about and creating a presentation demonstrating what they learned. Next, students will be watching a video about F. Scott Fitzgerald and answering questions. Then they move onto beginning the novel and analyzing characters. This lesson can be done as blended learning, small group, or whole group. 

Learning Targets: 
Describe what it means to be successful in America.
Does that definition of success in America transcend the divides of social class, race, sex, gender, and citizenship?
Determine the meaning of words and phrases.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Analyze characters as they change over the course of the novel.
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Common Core Language Arts