This video study guide playlist consists of 17 videos that provide chapter-by-chapter summaries and analyses of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby. These videos will aid students in creating their own analyses with textual evidence to support their interpretation of the less obvious matters within the book. Students will also gain clarity into the themes and central ideas of the text and how they develop throughout the course of the book. These videos will help students analyze the author’s choices pertaining to the development of the story, particular words and phrases, the structure of specific parts of the text, and how these impact the overall meaning of the novel. Course Hero also provides free resources like study guides and infographics at the link below. For a list of Common Core State Standards addressed, see below.
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Common Core State Standards The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
- Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.
- Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).
- Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors.)
- Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
- Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).