The Great Gatsby - Vocabulary

Updated: 2/26/2019
The Great Gatsby - Vocabulary
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Great Gatsby Lesson Plans

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Lesson Plans by Rebecca Ray

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald captures the ideals of a society obsessed with wealth and status. Set in the 1920s during prohibition, the story is narrated by a young man named Nick Carraway. Nick meets Gatsby, whose real name is James Gatz, at Gatsby's elaborate mansion in West Egg. The area is full of up and coming ‘new money.’ Young, handsome, and fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby appears to have it all, yet he yearns for the one thing that will always be out of his reach, the love of Daisy Buchanan. This absence renders his life of glittering parties and bright decorations empty and desolate.
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Vocabulary Activities

By Rebecca Ray

This lesson is designed to help students comprehend and use vocabulary words in order to understand their context in a unit. Before starting a new unit, students should obtain a list of vocabulary words and be able to demonstrate their understanding of each meaning. These vocabulary strategies enable the student to read more fluently, understand the author's word choice, and gain deeper insight into the meaning of a text.
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Back to School Activities with Storyboard That

By Anna Warfield

Good grief! Can you believe it is BTS time already? The summer always flies by, but don't worry: the team of teachers at Storyboard That has come up with some great ideas to get storyboarding with your students right away.

The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby Vocabulary | Visual Vocabulary Practice with spider map

Storyboard Text

  • adj. meticulous; careful; painstaking; particular
  • v. to imitate deceptively; to make believe; to pretend
  • adj. showing arrogant superiority to, and disdain of, those one views as unworthy; haughty
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