Teacher Guide

The Great Gatsby Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

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    If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will be able to:

    1. Develop a thorough understanding of the historical context in which The Great Gatsby was written and how the novel relates to social and political concepts in American culture;

    2. Read and analyze Fitzgerald's writing closely, paying particular attention to his use of figurative language and extended metaphors;

    3. Analyze and discuss, both individually and as a class, the important and common themes in the novel;

    4. Speak and write insightfully about the ideas...

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