The Great Gatsby Student Guide is written in such a way that it can be used for grades 8-12. If you are using it with grades 8-9, additional guidance, assistance, and adaptation from The Great Gatsby Teacher Guide are helpful.
Our upper-school literature guides train students to read actively and lead students through a trivium-based continuum to the acquisition and expression of the Central One Idea. Students read and think through the grammar, logic, and rhetoric stages toward the essence of the story. The guides feature helpful reading notes for background information and difficult words, vocabulary training, comprehension questions, discussion questions, and more. This prepares students for sophisticated literary analysis and future study.