Complete Frankenstein Unit and Teacher Guide

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9th - 12th, Adult Education
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    TeachNovels Unit Instructions and bonus resource


    Writing a unit from scratch can be a monster. Save time with The Complete Frankenstein Unit and Teacher Guide. From pre-reading activities to during-reading lessons to extension projects to exam banks, this Frankenstein unit has what you need.

    Frankenstein Unit and Teacher Guide overview:

    • Introduce the unit, goals, and the novel with pre-reading activities.
    • Follow the reading schedule (4 readings) and ensure accountability with multiple-choice reading quizzes.
    • Engage students after each reading with discussion questions and a variety of standards-based lessons.
    • Extend learning with enriching challenges (inquiry, debate, creative writing, performance, and more).
    • Assess mastery with performance tasks and/or a final exam.
    • Key topics include allusion, characterization, imagery, structure (frame tales), structural effects (e.g., suspense), point of view, symbolism, theme development, Romanticism, and science fiction.

    Frankenstein unit contents:

    Lesson plans

    • 17 lessons (3 pre-reading, 9 during reading, and 5 after reading)
    • 4 discussion sets
    • Each lesson follows an into, through, and beyond format.
    • Connected clips, readings, and graphic organizers

    NOTE: Resource based on the original 1818 publication.

    • A variety of activities (group tasks, presentations, creative writing, etc.)
    • Key excerpts by chapter with analysis

    Reading quizzes

    • 4 assigned readings
    • PDF and MS Word formats (easy to modify)
    • Answer keys included

    Culminating tasks and extension assignments

    • 2-3 focus standards for each
    • 29 one-page handouts
    • PDF and MS Word files (print or make modifications)
    • Helpful graphic organizers and links
    • A wide variety of tasks (design, performance, research, etc.)

    Exam banks (4)

    • Comprehension questions: 40 (answer key included)
    • Language Arts questions: 42 (answer key included)
    • Short answer prompts: 22
    • Extended response prompts: 12
    • Test items range from easy to challenging
    • Two file formats: PDF and MS Word

    Additional files:

    • TeachNovels Unit Instructions
    • Bonus resource: Frankenstein Reading Test (Use when assigning the novel as extra credit or summer reading.)
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    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating a command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
    Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
    Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.
    Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.
    Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11–12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.


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