Juniors: Introducing The Great Gatsby

This week, the Juniors will begin bring their background of modernism to our study of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. We will begin with a close reading of the opening pages which establish Nick as our narrator. Students will then be assigned a character to track as they read the remainder of Chapter 1. After our reading of this chapter, we will begin our work in film analysis by comparing representations of characters in the Clayton and Luhrmann versions of this film.


*Note: We will temporarily suspend reader’s workshop for the two weeks that we read The Great Gatsby.


Important Due Dates:

  • Chapter 1 Completion: Wednesday, February 1
  • Chapter 2 Completion: Friday, February 3
  • Article of the Week Completion: Monday, February 6