Teaching the Great Gatsby

There was music from my neighbor’s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars. At high tide in the afternoon I watched his guests diving from the tower of his raft, or taking the sun on the […]

The Great Gatsby Literary Analysis Lesson Plan

It was a matter of chance that I should have worked at a school in one of the strangest communities in North America. It was on that slender riotous island which extends itself due east of New York — and where there are, among other natural curiosities, two unusual administrators. Twenty miles from the city […]

The Great Gatsby Lesson Plans

In my younger and more vulnerable years my mentor teacher gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one’s lesson plans,” he told me, “just remember that all the teachers in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” These Great Gatsby […]