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This Frankenstein teaching pack offers creative and original activities that would work very well for making your Frankenstein movie-viewing experience more rigorous and engaging. Students will get the most out of the film by digging into these no prep materials. Each activity works well whether you have read the original manuscript or revised manuscript or view the movie, and each activity included here serves to support the essential questions that drive the unit of study and lead up to the final research paper.
Student Experience: Students will learn background of the author, time period, and story with a brief introductory ppt. Also, before watching, students will read the story of Prometheus to set the groundwork for the conflict and themes. Then, as they watch they can answer text-based questions. Blend close reading exercises and/or paired texts throughout the movie experience, and assess their understanding with a quiz. Next, students can get creative with the build a monster workshop. Last, they can make text-to-self connections with the narrative writing prompt. You also have the option for students to make text-to-world connections with the full-length research paper included here. Your students will love every activity, and you will love that the lessons are classroom-tested, standards-based, and ready-to-go.
-Background intro ppt
-Mythological Pre-Reading Passage with questions and answers
-Informational Text Article Thematic Connection
-Your Monsters: A Short Narrative Writing Assignment
-Build a Monster Workshop: Close reading with a Text-Based Hands On Activity
-Movie viewing guide with answers
-Movie viewing quiz with answers
-Close Reading of the Novel with Paired Text
-Argumentative Research paper task and rubric
-Super simple sub plan for movie and questions
**You will need a copy of the film. The best version to use is the Lions Gate Films 2004 Frankenstein with Luke Goss and Donald Sutherland. Directed by Kevin Connor.
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Classroom success stories from teachers who have tried this resource:
♥ "This is really cool. Very useful for a Frankenstein unit (especially during Halloween when you have a lot of candy ;) )"
♥ "This was perfect for my 10th grade English class. I'm at a high school for Architecture, Construction, and Engineering, and the students had been studying dystopian literature this semester. The topics fit with what they had learned and the assignment needed only minor tweaks for us to use! Thanks a ton!"
♥ "I teach at-risk kids in a drop out prevention program at a career and technical high school. Frankenstein is one of the novels my county strongly suggests us to read in 12th grade. Last year I attempted to teach it, and felt like I was completely drowning; I'm not sure who was more relieved when it was over, me or the kids! Here's to giving Frankenstein a second shot, and hopefully Julie's magic will make it possible for me to not only teach this classic, but hopefully let my kids appreciate it instead of dreading it!"
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