The Great Gatsby

SparkTeach is a unique set of teaching guides designed to help make classic literature engaging and relevant to today’s students. Whether you are teaching in the classroom or guiding distance learning, our materials are easily customizable and meant to be adapted for your students. Explore our free sample content for The Great Gatsby, then buy the full teaching guide to get even more resources.

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 Jazz Age novel about the impossibility of recapturing the past, was initially a failure. Today, the story of Gatsby’s doomed love for the unattainable Daisy is considered a defining novel of the 20th century. Check out sample lesson plans for The Great Gatsby below.

Real-Life Lens Lesson

The Real-Life Lens Lesson is a unit that focuses on a specific text over multiple class periods. The
driving force behind each unit is the lens, a relatable theme through which students view
the text.

Reading Skills Worksheets

Help students think about important elements of a text, including characterization, structure, theme, and plot progression.

Vocabulary Builder Worksheet

Use Vocabulary Builder Worksheets to help your students explore the specific language found in the text.

Contextual Support Worksheet

Give important historical information students need to better interpret classic works.