edHelper.com
F. Scott Fitzgerald



F. Scott Fitzgerald
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 9 to 12
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   10.48

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    eliot, post-WWI, resubmitted, tubercular, hemorrhage, following, autobiographical, unconvinced, flapper, publication, originality, probation, reading, engagement, writing, novel
     content words:    Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, Francis Scott Key, National Anthem, Nardin Academy, New York, Paul Academy, Newman School, New Jersey, Princeton University, Princeton Tiger


Print F. Scott Fitzgerald
     Print F. Scott Fitzgerald  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)


Quickly Print - PDF format
     Quickly Print: PDF (2 columns per page)

     Quickly Print: PDF (full page)


Quickly Print - HTML format
     Quickly Print: HTML


Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on F. Scott Fitzgerald
     Leave your feedback on F. Scott Fitzgerald  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



F. Scott Fitzgerald
By Jamie Kee
  

1     Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, an American novel and short story writer, was born on September 24, 1896, and died December 21, 1940. He was named after Francis Scott Key, his famous relative and writer of the National Anthem, but he went by the name Scott. Fitzgerald was born in Minnesota but attended Nardin Academy in Buffalo, New York. After his father was fired from his job with Procter & Gamble, the family returned to Minnesota, living comfortably off his mother's inheritance. Fitzgerald then attended St. Paul Academy.
 
2     While still attending school, Fitzgerald published his first writing, a detective story, at age thirteen, in the school newspaper. He later attended Newman School in New Jersey and then attended Princeton University. He wrote for the Princeton Tiger magazine and the Nassau Literary Magazine and was a member of the University Cottage Club. Fitzgerald focused on his writing but neglected his studies and was put on academic probation. Unlikely to graduate and short of money, he left Princeton and enlisted in the United States Army during the end of World War I. Fitzgerald was sure he would die in the war, so he quickly wrote The Romantic Egotist, a novel that was praised for its originality yet still rejected because it was in need of major revisions.
 
3     It was during his time in the army at Camp Sheridan when Fitzgerald met his future wife, Zelda Sayre, the daughter of an Alabama Supreme Court judge. They became engaged in 1919. Fitzgerald attempted to prove to Zelda that he was able to support her by moving to New York, working at an advertising firm, and writing short stories. He resubmitted The Romantic Egotist, but it was rejected again. Zelda was unconvinced and broke off their engagement.

Paragraphs 4 to 10:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


More Lessons
             High School Reading Comprehensions and High School Reading Lessons


More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets


Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
Mazes
50 States

Monthly Themes
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Fractions
Place Value
Time and Calendar
Money
Earth Day
Solar System
Analogies
Nouns
Following Directions
Listening
Capitalization
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
Dinosaurs
All About Me

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Multiplication
Division
Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Measurement
Decimals
Rounding
Order of Operations
Verbs
Community Helpers
Adjectives
Plants
Grammar
Addition and Subtraction
Contractions
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts





Copyright © 2011 edHelper