This is a unit for a special education class/below proficient class in reading and writing. I have used this with 6th grade but can see benefits for 5-7th as well depending on your needs. This unit challenges students to look into what makes us human and what is the role of not only monsters (fear) in our culture and literature but to identify the duality of human nature in both as well. I use a Pacemaker Classic of Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, as well as Edgar Allen Poe stories/poems. Monsters is an inquiry based unit integrating reading and writing skills according to the Common Core Standards. It includes all the pages for a "Monsterfolio" in which students capture their thinking and their writing.