The Great Gatsby: Comprehensive Guide for IB

Language A: Literature, Part Two: Detailed Study

Suitable for both SL & HL

Transport your students to the glamorous and lavish lifestyle of the 1920s’ American nouveau riche with this detailed and beautifully illustrated guide to The Great Gatsby. Underpin the novel’s extravagant characters, storyline and setting through engaging analysis and key focus on quotations, themes and motifs. Focused assessment practice helps ensure your students are fully equipped for the Part Two oral commentary!

Discussion-based tasks! Throughout: oral tasks creatively engage students with the text, improving key articulation skills and providing that essential assessment practice!

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each chapter
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on areas such as: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Put into practice
    Sample assessment materials replicate the structure of the oral commentary so students know exactly what to expect. Guiding and probing questions cater for all abilities. Plus! Discussion questions for HL students.

In addition… Glossary of key terms ensures full understanding.

Thorough, useful and tailored to supporting students' understanding, analysis and approach to the text. Furthermore, the information on Fitzgerald and relevance of his life is very useful in emphasising the need to make links and connections with the novel and author. A very accessible resource. H Light, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer (of A Level adaptation)
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (7048)
"An excellent resource. It would help support thorough knowledge and understanding of this text and linked very well to the specification... The associated oral tasks are very helpful in providing pupils with prompts to deepen critical thinking and reinforce their knowledge of the text... Great supporting guidance on the oral assessment. The sample assessment material is very helpful indeed, especially for teachers new to this specification." K McLoughlin, IB English A Language and Literature Teacher and Independent Reviewer