A ppt of 12 slides and 13 page workpack (no prep required) which meet CCSS focusing on the themes, issues and contextual influences on the novel Jekyll and Hyde which teach students how to build an argument and write an essay which meets all assessment objectives. This extends skills in analysis, evaluation, incorporating contextual influences and academic writing. The resource contains a list of the central themes of the novel, two extended thesis statements for students to expand upon with supporting evidence, and a number of shorter ideas which students are asked to use to form their own thesis statements and explorations. There are a number of specific references to the contextual influences on the narrative. Together this builds to a sample exam style question and a detailed essay plan.