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Frankenstein Literature Guide, Lessons and Tests PACKET | DISTANCE LEARNING

Simply Novel
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10th - 12th, Homeschool
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Frankenstein 161-page novel unit aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts for grades 11-12. Designed for as much or as little teacher instruction or intervention as you desire, students will be able to self-direct their study in many cases, making it perfect for in-person or distance learning. Please note, however, that this product is a PDF only and will need modification for use in Google Classroom.

Here's what Emily Sales (TpT Seller) said: This is perhaps, the best resource I have ever purchased on Tpt. It is a thorough, yet rigorous unit that delves into standards-based close readings. Each grouping of chapters comes with a note-taking guide for students, comprehension check, quiz, CCSS lesson, and language activity. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Julie C. said: Excellent resource. One of the best I've used. Loved how grammar and literary elements were interwoven with the comprehension portions.

This Frankenstein Literature Guide includes:

  • Pre-Reading Ideas and Activities List (numerous standards addressed)
  • Pre-Reading Activity exploring Biological Scientific Research (RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3; RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.3)
  • List of writing prompts/journal topics for each chapter (W.9-10.4, W.9-10.9; W.11-12.4, W.11-12.9)
  • Author Biography and corresponding questions (RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3; RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.3)
  • Historical Context activities on both Romanticism and the Gothic/Science Fiction Novel and Mythology (RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3; RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.3)
  • Glossary of Allusions, Terminology, and Expressions from the novel (RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.9, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.6; L.11-12.4, L.11-12.6)
  • Vocabulary List with and without definitions (RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.9, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.6; L.11-12.4, L.11-12.6)
  • Note-Taking and Summarizing activities for each chapter or section (RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, W.9-10.4; RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, W.11-12.9)
  • Comprehension Check/Study Guide questions for each chapter (numerous standards addressed)

  • Reading: Literature standards-focused activities on:
    • Mood and Tone (RL.9-10.4; RL.11-12.4)
    • Character Interactions (RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3; RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3)
    • Literary Archetypes (RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.9; RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.9)
    • Imagery (RL.9-10.4; RL.11-12.4)
    • Foreshadowing (RL.9-10.5; RL.11-12.5)
    • Symbolism (RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5; RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4)
    • Philosophical and Political Approaches to the Novel (RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RI.9-10.8, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8 W.9-10.9; RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.8)
    • Point of View (RL.9-10.6; RL.11-12.6)
    • Characterization (RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3; RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3)
    • Historical Themes and Issues (RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RI.9-10.8, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8 W.9-10.9; RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.8)
    • Theme (RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.9; RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3)

  • Language and Writing standards-based activities on:
    • Vocabulary in Context (RL.9-10.4, L.9-10.3, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.5; RL.11-12.4, L.11-12.3, L.11-12.4)
    • Spelling, Punctuation and Capitalization (L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2; L.11-12.1, L.11-12.2)
    • Verb Tense (L.9-10.1, L.9-10.3; L.11-12.1, L.11-12.3)
    • Precise Word Choice (RL.9-10.4, W.9-10.4, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.4; RL.11-12.4, L.11-12.3, L.11-12.5)
    • Complements (W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.3; W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5, L.11-12.1, L.11-12.3)
    • Word Origins-Etymology (L.9-10.4, L.9-10.6; L.11-12.3, L.11-12.4, L.11-12.5)
    • Clauses
    • Base Words/Root Words/Affixes (L.9-10.4, L.9-10.6; L.11-12.3, L.11-12.4, L.11-12.5)
    • Sentence Structure (W.9-10.4, W.9-10.10, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.3; W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5)
    • Analogies (L.9-10.4, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.6; L.11-12.4, L.11-12.5, L.11-12.6)

  • Reading Quizzes every set of chapters
  • Two Final Exam Versions--one entirely Multiple Choice
  • Teacher Guide including Notes for teaching the novel
  • Summary of the novel
  • Post-Reading Activities and Alternative Assessment (numerous standards addressed)
  • Essay and Writing Ideas/Prompts (numerous standards addressed)
  • Project and Essay Rubrics
  • Complete Answer Key

This Guide has been aligned to the Barnes & Noble Classics Edition, ISBN 978-1-59308-005-1, ©2003.

Lucerito S. said: I first purchased The Scarlet Letter bundle and instantly became a fan of Secondary Solutions' products. That is why I purchased this Frankenstein Literature Guide. I have been teaching Frankenstein for a couple of years now, but having this Common Core aligned unit allowed me to really embed more standards effectively into the reading. This unit is well worth the money. They really thought about everything when developing this unit. Let me not forget to mention that the answer keys were extremely helpful!

Rachel B. said: I was very nervous about teaching Frankenstein, and this was so helpful! My department chair even had the same source, and he recommended it to all of us.


Please Note: Common Core State Standards have not been individually notated within this Guide. Activities and lessons for this Guide are aligned with the CCSS, however, Comprehension Check Questions, quizzes, and tests may not expansively address the full rigor of the Common Core.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 11–12 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


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