Frankenstein Assignments: 29 Culminating & Extension Tasks

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With 29 Frankenstein assignments to peruse, you are sure to find tasks aligned to your goals. Assignment pages include Common Core standards, clear instructions, and helpful organizers.

Frankenstein Assignments overview:

  • Intended for use with the original novel by Mary Shelley
  • 2-3 focus standards on each assignment
  • Each assignment is a one-page handout (ready to print)
  • PDF and MS Word files (print as-is or make modifications)
  • Helpful graphic organizers and links when appropriate
  • A variety of tasks: group work, essays, presentations, performances, projects, etc.

Frankenstein Assignments contents:

Culminating Tasks (11)

  • Theme Development in Frankenstein (essay)
  • Themes of Frankenstein (presentation)
  • The Creature and His Creator (characterization essay)
  • Structure and Point of View (informative essay)
  • Frankenstein in Context (informative essay)
  • Romanticism and Frankenstein (explanatory essay)
  • Allusions in Frankenstein (presentation)
  • Shelley’s Word Choice (presentation)
  • Symbolism in Frankenstein (presentation)
  • Analyze Unfamiliar Science Fiction (organizer)
  • Imagery in Frankenstein (explanatory essay)

Extension Tasks (18)

  • Science Fiction Short Story (creative writing)
  • Gothic Tales of Horror (narrative)
  • Creating Imagery (creative writing)
  • Plan a Frame Tale (organizer)
  • Point of View Shift (creative writing)
  • Dr. Frankenstein on Trial (debate)
  • Science Run Amuck! (opinion essay)
  • How Sexist is Frankenstein? (argumentative essay)
  • A Monster Monologue (performance)
  • Frankenstein Fine Art (exhibition)
  • Romantic Poetry Open Mic (performance)
  • Frankenstein Adaptation for the Stage or Screen (script)
  • Scenes of Ambition (skit)
  • Frankenstein Frames (class exhibit)
  • Frankenstein’s Context Research Project (presentation)
  • Comparing Frankensteins: 1818 vs. 1931 (essay)
  • Theories of Personality (research report)
  • Read and Share: Science Fiction (presentation)
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.


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