Looking for an effective & engaging The Great Gatsby anticipation activity? This Roaring Twenties Close Reading is a great way to build context before studying a novel like The Great Gatsby.
It introduces major social and economic concerns in post-war America. This background activity helps students understand the era.
✅ Quality of living in the Roaring 20s
✅ The class divide (a key theme in The Great Gatsby)
✅ Women’s liberation
This resource includes a full Teacher’s Guide, student handout, and questions for further research and discussion. (grades 7-10).
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Your The Great Gatsby anticipation resource includes:
⭐ 2-page background reading
⭐ Roaring 20s close reading handout
⭐ Suggested lesson plan (including ideas for using collaborative brainstorming to activate prior knowledge)
⭐ Questions for further research and discussion
⭐ Digital version