Students will begin the lesson with a fun quiz “What Kind of Vampire Would You Be?” that gets them thinking about how differently vampires have been portrayed in different works of fiction. After a PPT lesson discussing how the depiction of vampires has changed throughout time, students are asked to choose two vampires to write a comparative essay about.
Students may be assigned to compare a vampire of their choice to another one being studied in class, such as Bram Stoker’s Dracula, or they may be allowed to choose any two vampires that they are familiar with.
Students will compare the vampires written by different authors and consider how literature reflects prevailing attitudes.
1) Anticipatory Activity: What kind of vampire would you be?
2) PPT Lesson on the transformation of Vampires (includes links to YouTube videos)
3) Compare and contrast essay planner