This 30-page resource is everything I use to teach Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to my junior and senior literature students. It includes:
- a 20-slide introductory presentation with background about Shelley and the writing of the novel, novel structure and major themes, and Gothic Romance
- a graphic organizer to help students keep track of the story frames and alternating POVs
- a bookmark with study guide questions covering the major events of the novel that students can keep right in their books to help them focus for reading and annotating
- Lessons on Gothic Romance and close reading, symbolism, and the meaning of the monster
- 2 vocabulary lists with their quizzes and answer keys
- 3 reading quizzes covering the entire book and various skills with their answer keys. These may be used throughout the reading or combined for a final test.
- a seminar discussion topic note sheet to be used to help students prepare for a seminar. These topics could alternately by used as writing topics.
- teacher notes with links to other resources
Frankenstein is perfect to use as an example of sci-fi or horror and would also fit into a class or unit on mythology.