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This worksheet includes the opening passage of chapter two in The Great Gatsby and four close-reading prompts. The prompts focus on contrasting settings and effect. It aligns with close-reading standards, literary analysis, and AP and IB standards.
Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics.
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.
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).
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.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.