The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The history of Gatsby and Daisy
A series of questions and discussion points exploring the relationship history between Gatsby and Daisy (Chapter 4), with answers. There is also a Magnet interactive available with this resource.
First person narrative
An exploration of the advantages and limitations of Fitzgerald's use of first person narrative in the text, with opportunities for students to examine how he uses Nick as a narrator. An interactive Magnet activity is attached.
Students explore colour symbolism within the novel, using images to help.
Fitzgerald's style and language
A useful summary or revision task, in which students find examples of language and style, and consider their impact on the reader.
Top ten features
A summarising and revising activity where students rank order features of the novel and explain their top three choices. A ranking whizzy activity is also available.
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Passage analysis (Chapter 4)
Encourages close reading of the text for evidence of language, style and structure to support an argument.
Activities to encourage students to explore the narrative structure of this Chapter.
A series of structured activities to encourage students to consider narrative technique in Chapter 7.
Sample questions for 'The Great Gatsby' tailored for AS OCR Literature.
A series of tasks encouraging students to consider generic aspects of setting, the techniques Scott Fitzgerald uses in the novel and the importance of setting in any text.
Beginnings, endings and critical interpretations
Analysing the conventional functions of the openings and closings of novels and applying this to the novel. Students then read/evaluate critics' quotations. Also available as a Promethean flipchart.
A series of tasks which encourage students to consider Scott Fitzgerald's methods of characterising Gatsby.
Exploring the significance of the alternative titles that Fitzgerald considered for the novel. Also available as a Promethean flipchart.
Chapter specific activites
A selection of activities on chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, and 7. Also available as a Promethean flipchart.
The novel's structure
A handy structural devices grid.
Who is being talked about?
Match the quote with the character in the opening three chapters. Includes teacher's copy. Also available as a Promethean flipchart.
Generous resource, including information about: context, plot, characters, themes and style, plus sample essays and a timeline. Also available as a Promethean flipchart.
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