A popular text at A-Level and IB Diploma, Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby allows students to analyse and explore a range of key themes that centralise around perceptions of the American Dream and tragedy. From lessons, revision booklets and worksheets to games, activities and extracts, we have drawn together a range of resources to support your teaching of The Great Gatsby.
Lessons and activities
Delve into chapter-by-chapter analysis of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, identify symbolism throughout the novel and examine key extracts with this selection of lessons and activities.
My students were having trouble coming up with topics for their literary analysis of The Great Gatsby, so I made this handout to help them get started. It works very well in getting students to really think about the novel.
In this booklet is a collection of extracts from The Great Gatsby. I have collated them to follow character and themes such as power and money. Useful for Year 8 + and helpful if wanting to complete a shorter SOW.
Key learning and revision
Refresh your students' knowledge of characters, key themes and perceptions of the American Dream with these revision booklets, exam questions, knowledge organisers and pre-1900s poetry comparisons.
I achieved an A* in AQA English Literature A Level. Here is a table of the top quotations for Gatsby, with LSF analysis, followed by analysis/ key themes/ context link/ critic!! Learn these quotations and you will be sorted for almost every theme they could ask, as they are all highly flexible.
This matrix will enable students to make salient thematic links between the pre-1900 anthology poems and The Great Gatsby in preparation for their exam. 4 rows have been completed as a guide for students, including key quotations from both texts. The rest of the grid has been left blank to use as ...
I have created a table of 11 key themes that could be asked for essay questions in the AQA English Literature A Level paper - for each theme I have listed poems you can use, and then a clear yet high level essay plan for the theme, including quotations, context and critics. I just learnt this table ...