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- This unit has recently been redesigned to meet the new AP® English Literature course requirements! It aligns with AP® English Literature Unit 6 (Longer Fiction or Drama Unit II).This three-week unit plan includes everything you would need to teach Mary Shelley's masterpiece, Frankenstein. Designed f$22.50$30.00Save $7.50
- This bundle provides first year and AP® Literature teachers looking for a refresher with materials for teaching AP® Lit for an entire year. Before purchasing, I highly recommend you download this pacing guide and full course overview, which explains the course design and use of each resource in this$375.00$566.00Save $191.00
This resource has undergone a drastic transformation to match the College Board's 2019 AP® Lit requirements! It aligns to Unit 6 - Long Fiction II in the AP® Lit CED.
These notes guide students on a study of Mary Shelley's gothic novel, Frankenstein, separated into daily notes and activities. Each day's lesson is composed of:
- An anticipatory mini-lesson, focused on an essential skill from the AP® Lit requirements. These mini-lessons include discussions of Romanticism, subtext, the Prometheus allusion, an ongoing analysis of Paradise Lost, rising action, the meaning of an epiphany, a Byronic hero, and more!
- Quote Analysis
- Notes from each chapter, regarding plot, characterization, themes, and other literary elements
- Discussion Questions
This resource also comes with a beautifully designed student note packet (for those teaching online, see info about the hyperdoc, below). Students use these notes to complete pre-reading homework, take notes on each day's lesson, and to record their own thoughts during each day's discussion.
This resource also includes:
- An introductory lesson, introducing the life of Mary Shelley, previewing themes, explaining the criteria of a gothic novel, and providing an overview of Frankenstein's frame narrative construction.
- A short slideshow explaining how studying quotes can help deepen and improve literary analysis
- A list of the AP® Lit essential skills met in the mini-lessons
- A teacher key providing explanation and answers for all questions posed in the notes
I've also overhauled the notes and the handout into an interactive Google Slide presentation called a hyperdoc. This resource is perfect for those teaching online or in a hybrid situation.
The notes' mini-lessons align with Unit 6 (Long Fiction or Drama Unit II) of the AP® Literature CED:
- CHR 1.A – Identify and describe what specific textual details reveal about a character, that character’s perspective, and that character’s motives.
- CHR 1.C – Explain the function of contrasting characters.
- CHR 1.E – Explain how a character’s own choices, actions, and speech reveal complexities in that character, and explain the function of those complexities.
- STR 3.A – Identify and describe how plot orders events in a narrative.
- STR 3.B – Explain the function of a particular sequence of events in a plot.
- STR 3.D – Explain the function of contrasts within a text.
- NAR 4.C – Identify and describe details, diction, or syntax in a text that reveal a narrator’s or speaker’s perspective.
- NAR 4.D – Explain how a narrator’s reliability affects a narrative.
- FIG 5.C – Identify and explain the function of a symbol.
This resource is literally no prep for you!
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