Wear your reading passion Note: This is the second of five daily posts on how to spark, reignite, and maintain your passion for ELA. Click here for yesterday’s post, Reignite Your Passion for ELA Part 1 of 5: Memorize and Recite Poetry. Other than my first year of teaching, the 2021-2022 school year was myContinue reading “How to Reignite Your Passion for ELA (Part 2 of 5)”
The end of Gatsby’s dream: Teapot Dome Scandal If you’re like me, it’s easy to fall into the rabbit hole known as JSTOR, the digital library that contains, according to its website, more than “12 million journal articles, books, images and primary sources.” It’s even easier to fall into the JSTOR rabbit hole when you’reContinue reading “New Lesson for The Great Gatsby Chapter 7”
The Jazz Age Journal The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is such a multilayered and evergreen text! I’ve read it myriad times, and — I’m sure you can relate — I discover a new idea or noticing every time I revisit it. It’s no wonder that this book is such a popular read forContinue reading “The Great Gatsby: A Critical Thinking Reader’s Guide”
Three Articles to Explore Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby Even though I’ve taught The Great Gatsby only twice, I have done quite a lot of writing about Fitzgerald’s many-layered masterpiece. If you pull down to The Great Gatsby on my Blog menu at the top of this page, you’ll find upwards of fourteen postsContinue reading “What’s Up with Meyer Wolfsheim?”
Use this post to decide for yourself what to skip and what to show your students from Ch. 2 of Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby.
My first attempt with hexagonal thinking Dear Teacher-Friends: If you’re here for Part 2 of my “Teaching the Sonnet” post, please bear with me. I am still in the process of obtaining permission from a few students to post their wonderful sonnets. As soon as I have those permissions rounded up, I will publish thatContinue reading “Hexagonal Thinking and The Great Gatsby”
If Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is your favorite novel to teach, here’s a new essay from John Green you need to either read or listen to.
This article is almost too good to be true. I mean, how often do you find an article about a current news topic that ALSO contains multiple allusions to a novel you’re reading with your classes???
understanding of T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” then try this simple activity as a culminating project.
My students experienced George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue in the last class period before Christmas break. It’s a great Jazz Age musical tie-in with The Great Gatsby.