This curriculum unit includes tested and proven materials for teaching The Great Gatsby to high school students. We have developed it to offer teachers a unit on one of the most frequently taught works in American literature.
The Great Gatsby can be taught in one of several ways. Some teachers give it as homework to be finished by a specific date; others have students read it by chapters; still others read it aloud with less skilled readers. All of these approaches work. You will notice that the sample time line suggests a five-week unit. This is the format we often use with the novel, but we have done it in a variety of other sequences. We hope that these materials will make the teacher’s job easier and more productive.