This is an eight page lesson plan for Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. It includes an aim, do-now, instructional objective, instructions for the vocabulary activity, and the vocabulary activity itself.
The lesson plan is eight pages long because it includes the graphic organizers for each of the pre-selected vocabulary words which appear in Frankenstein. The activity involves students determining what each of the vocabulary words means using the sentence the word appears in, creating new sentences using the words, and even drawing a small picture of the new vocabulary word. (I have found that this aids in the retention of the word and its meaning.)
There are fourteen vocabulary words total (so there are fourteen pre-filled organizers.) all you really have to do is make copies and hand them out or print out the lesson on overheads and you will have the students working away for hours.
You can complete this lesson in one or two hours if you have the students work in groups and give each group a couple of words. If you want each student to do each of the words then this lesson may last you a good three or four days.
I hope your students enjoy this lesson as much as my students do.
P.S. Please note I do not have an "answer key" for this lesson. The reason is that the students will have to, on Regents exams, the SAT, etc, derive vocabulary like this on their own. This lesson, with supervision, will get them pretty accurate definitions.