Frankenstein: Freak or Friend?

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This is a unit that has been incredibly successful in teaching literary nonfiction; the overarching question is Frankenstein: Freak or Friend? Students think about current technologies that appear in such non-fiction selections as excerpts from The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, clips from Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man and Morgan Spurlock’s Supersize Me, “Woodsong” by Gary Paulsen, an excerpt from Jill Krementz’ “How It Feels When Your Parents’ Divorce,” and a culminating writing activity that you can tweak for your students’ needs, but includes a rubric and possible topics of discussion for students’ own chosen technology they strongly feel exhibits the dual nature of positive and negative impacts. Created as an IB Unit, it includes everything an IB unit must have, but can be used for anyone interested in the topic, interested in exploring technologies through literary nonfiction, or as a way to bring engaging documentary clips into the classroom. Ten days of summarized lesson plans are included, as in paragraphs explaining exactly what to teach for Activator, Mini Lesson, Activity, Wrap Up, etc. Common Core Standards are included as well. This is an opportunity to engage students in the study of literary non-fiction and students’ own worlds—not always an easy task to do, but the relative nature of technologies which all students are familiar with and the opportunity to explore the good and bad in the summative essay provides exposure to new works, new documentaries, new authors, and all with-in the frameworks of Common Core. Enjoy! Best, Rockermom
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2 Weeks

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Frankenstein:  Freak or Friend?
Frankenstein:  Freak or Friend?
Frankenstein:  Freak or Friend?