Teaching The Great Gatsby for A Level Literature

Why should you attend?

A cross-specification course to reinvigorate both your own reading of The Great Gatsby and your teaching strategies. As well as sessions providing resources and practical strategies for teaching the text in its literary and generic context, the day will include a short lecture by Professor Nicolas Tredell.

What will the course cover?

  • What’s special about Gatsby? From plot and theme to voice, style and structure.
  • A range of activities for reading and analysing the text including critical, creative and stylistics approaches.
  • The Great Gatsby as Great American Novel and as tragedy: using generic contexts to illuminate the text.
  • Sharpening up and extending responses through the effective use of criticism


Thank you. You are sending me off with a spring in my step!

Rob Harrison, Fettes College on ‘Teaching The Grapes of Wrath’.

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