Detailed, thorough powerpoint presentation on Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein (1831 Dover Thrift edition). This 114-slide powerpoint offers chapter by chapter recaps, visuals, film clips, and plenty of activities and discussion questions.
Look no further than this comprehensive review of the 1831 version of the novel. Begin your unit by presenting the historical context for the Romantic era in the British literary tradition. Then, read Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," which presents many structural and thematic similarities to Shelley's novel. Review each chapter in depth by examining key quotations, conflicts, and passages with discussion prompts and activities. Consider Romantic era philosophy and challenge students to make text-to-text connections. Incorporate visual learning strategies by critiquing Romantic era art and discussing similarities to the plot.
I use these notes after reading to review major characters, themes, and plot developments while encouraging students to dig deeper and think more critically about the many layers and nuances of Shelley's masterpiece. This resource is best used while reading the novel as a way to engage all students while using multimedia (youtube clips), visual learning, and color-coded annotations. Links to videos are included...there's even a Taylor Swift music video parallel!
You might also use my Frankenstein Review Questions by Chapter Worksheets
to encourage close reading and character analysis.
Looking for formative multiple choice quizzes to use while reading the novel? View my Frankenstein Quiz on Opening Letters and Chapters 1-10
, Frankenstein Quiz on Chapters 11-16
, and Frankenstein Quiz on Chapters 17-24 and Final Letters
Round out your unit with my summative Frankenstein Test and Answer Key
and other Frankenstein resources
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