Frankenstein is a difficult novel at best – difficult to read, difficult to teach, and with difficult vocabulary. Students can easily become lost unless the novel is set up and presented in such a way that it is inviting and attainable. This lesson offers a way to do just that.
This Lesson Plan Includes:
1. Introduction to the Lesson
2. Unit Calendar - Suggested reading schedule for moving through the novel.
3. Daily Journal Log - formative assessment piece to give students a structure for their notes.
4. Anticipation/Reaction Guide – to help students begin thinking about the various themes in the novel and to generate class discussion.
5. “Morals and Ethics” Handout
6. Author Notes – introduces students to the author’s life.
7. Romantic Movement Notes – information on the time period in which the novel was written.
8. Gothic Elements Notes – information on the genre of the novel.
9. Outline of Frankenstein – an introduction to the frame narrative to better help students understand the multiple changes in point-of-view in the novel.
Duration of lesson: 3-4 days Grade Level: High School (used with 12th grade)
Common Core Standards Covered in this Lesson:
RL.11-12.1 RL.11-12.2 RL.11-12.9 RL.11-12.10