The Great Gatsby collection

Sian Evans
23rd November 2017
Dancing legs to demonstrate the roaring 1920s explored within F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

Chapter summaries, contextual presentations and supportive materials to help students examine this novel

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby allows its readers to indulge in the world of the roaring 20s and face up to the realities of the American Dream. With themes of love, material excess and social division, it’s no surprise that secondary students are captivated by this modernist novel. Here are just some of the ways that teachers in the Tes community are exploring this text.


'The Great Gatsby' in context

A series of resources related to 'The Great Gatsby'. The lesson plan is in the form of lecture notes and the worksheet gives a summary of most of these points along with questions for discussion, suggestions for further research and quotes taken from the text to support the themes being discussed. Most of the resources are linked to the context of 'The Great Gatsby', especially focusing on organised crime/corruption and prohibition. These materials were originally designed for a post-16 English as a foreign language class but of a fairly advanced level.
By emilyfd

The Great Gatsby: Study Prompts

This 13-page resource is a set of short writing tasks, and formal essay questions in the style of A Level, AP and IB examinations. The initial tasks focus student attention on significant aspects of each chapter and build up a full understanding of what Fitzgerald is trying to achieve, how he is trying to achieve it, and how successful he has been. The chapter-based questions can, additionally, be used as a basis for class discussion, and the essay topics as an invaluable tool for pre-examination revision and rehearsal. At a time-saving level, teachers will be relieved of the need to develop their own units of study for the work, and to seek out relevant questions from past examinations. ‘These prompts are a terrific tool for generating class discussions, creating short answer exams, or longer essay assignments. I have purchased a number of them and am impressed with each one’ (from the Commendations page).
By pakamdogo

Great Gatsby revision booklet

A revision booklet for students studying "The Great Gatsby". Features a selection of quotes with analysis, under four separate categories; Character, Plot, Setting and Theme.
By callumbus

AQA Literature B The Great Gatsby SOW

This is a SOW for 'The Great Gatsby&' for English Literature B Unit 1.
By k80dunx

The Great Gatsby chapter summaries

Powerpoint guiding students through final revision for The Great Gatsby. May be of some use for final intervention.
By Jenny Woolley

Symbolism in The Great Gatsby

Tag the best symbol for each character (may be used more than once): Jordan, Daisy, Myrtle, Nick, George, Tom. Use the space provided to draw and tag a symbol for Gatsby. Examine the following objects and names used in the novel, and in the space provided, write what the suggested meaning might be.
By smj274

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