Students Visualize, Discuss, and Analyze Context Connecting a Novel with Its Author’s Life and His World
What would motivate a young person to enter the military? How do money and class both create and destroy relationships? How does racism shape societal norms and values? Context-based questions give students the framework for a deeper analysis and understanding of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
- Six discussion activities
- Ten text analysis activities
- Alignment to Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Each Discussion Activity:
- Provides background and a discussion question
- Includes multiple resource texts (informational)
- Presents related excerpts from the novel
- Is three to four reproducible pages
Each Text Analysis Activity:
- Provides a quotation from the novel
- Presents three differentiated prompts that pertain to the quotation
- Contains a personal reflection prompt, a critical thinking prompt, and a literary analysis prompt
- Is one reproducible page
- Historical world events that occurred during the author's early life
- Key events of F. Scott Fitzgerald's life before the publication of The Great Gatsby
- Selected quotations from The Great Gatsby
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Set includes one Print Book and one Poster.
Print Book: Spiral-bound. 8 x 11 inches. Reproducible. 36 pages.
Poster: 13 x 38 inches. Laminated.
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