New Great Gatsby Lesson Ideas and Resources

Nine posts with new ideas for teaching The Great Gatsby

If you need to reboot, refresh, and/or reignite your Great Gatsby lesson planning, you’ve landed in the right place! This summer, I’ve published nine brand new posts that feature lesson ideas, context builders, text pairings, and other resources. Why the Gatsby obsession? Well, since I finished the school year in May with The Great Gatsby, I started summer still on the Gatsby high.

But guess what? I haven’t come down yet.

Marilyn Yung and a handmade Great Gatsby t-shirt
I even made this Gatsby tee! I just love Fitzgerald’s beautiful prose!

I’m still reading, pondering, and posting about my new all-time-favorite novel. In fact, I’m now listening to So We Read On: How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures by Maureen Corrigan on Audible and it. is. wonderful. I highly recommend!

Anyway, this week I’m sharing links to all my Gatsby-related posts I published this summer. Plan to see more this fall (including a review of Corrigan’s book!) since I don’t see my crush ending any time soon!

Marilyn Yung of ELA  Brave and True
Marilyn | ELA Brave and True

That’s all for now. My school starts on Tuesday, August 24, so I’m spending the final week and a half of summer planning, creating, reading, and relaxing a bit. I plan to be adding a few posts until then that address some favorite back-to-school activities, including some ICE-BREAKER POETRY!

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Sept. 11 Memorial Twin Tower Lights
Never forget. Sept. 11, 2001

One last thing: Don’t forget the 20th anniversary of 9/11 is quickly approaching.

If you’re needing a memorable and valuable activity, try my artifacts poetry project.

Click “The Stories the Artifacts Tell” for the complete details.

Published by Marilyn Yung

Writes | Teaches | Not sure where one ends and the other begins.

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