Meet Your Monster: An Introductory Lesson for A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
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What does "monster" really mean? Is it a scary creature with dripping fangs? An insurmountable obstacle? A deep-seated conflict deep within our psyche? Why not all of these things?
Before you begin your novel study of A Monster Calls, engage your students with this terrific resource!
In this lesson, your students will explore the meaning of the idea of "the monster" through essays, nonfiction, and poetry. After reading articles and arguing specific viewpoints, students will move to a TP-CASTT analysis of a poem. The lesson culminates with an expository writing assignment which synthesizes texts and addresses universal themes.
This gorgeous 16 page resource includes:
-visually appealing 8 page presentation
-a differentiated group assignment
and a rubric!
**This lesson can easily be used to introduce any monster in literature/film: *Frankenstein
*The Graveyard Book
*I am Legend
*The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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