Reading The Great Gatsby will be one of the first things that we do this semester. As an English teacher, it is one of my favorite books, and my purpose in teaching it is two-fold. Firstly, reading and writing are both things that I enjoy immensely and love to do in my free time. Of course, I am an English teacher, so these hobbies are to be expected! My greatest wish as a teacher is to impart some of my love for the subject to you all, something that I am sure will not succeed entirely. If you learn nothing else in my class, I would hope that you understand the importance of English skills in everyday life!