This lesson introduces students to Frankenstein, the Historical Background, Gothic Literature, and Romantic Poetry.
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10 Page Teaching Packet: Lesson Guidelines, Anticipation Guide Activity, Historical Background Guided Notetaker, Historical Background Quiz
♦ Give students the ANTICIPATION GUIDE HANDOUT to complete as a warm-up activity. Upon completion, have students discuss their responses in pairs, small groups, or as a whole class.
♦ Give students the INTRODUCTION TO FRANKENSTEIN HISTORICAL BACKGROUND GUIDED NOTES HANDOUT, and guide students through the accompanying LESSON 1 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND POWERPOINT PRESENTATION.
♦ Give students the HISTORICAL BACKGROUND QUIZ.
♦ Identify and define characteristics of:
♣ The Enlightenment and the Romantic Historical Time Periods
♣ Romantic era poetry and the “Big Six” Romantic Poets
♣ Gothic Literature.
♦ Identify and recall facts about the author’s life and the development of the novel.
♦ Analyze the importance of the influence of specific literary works on the author and the novel.
♦ Identify and recall the novel’s main characters.
♦ Summarize and analyze poems and how they reflect the Romantic Period.
CCR READING 2: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
CCR READING 6: Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
CCR READING 9: Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge to compare the approaches the authors take.
NON CCR: Evaluate the philosophical, political, and religious influences of an historical period.
NON CCR: Develop cross-curriculum connections with historical events and literary works.