This unit PowerPoint includes reading quizzes by chapter, with the answers cited by page number, non-fiction articles, NYS Common Core English Regents practice writing tasks, and group work and independent tasks.
The focus of the unit includes activities on its gothic elements, Merricat's and Constance's personality disorders, and a research paper for a culminating activity, which includes peer editing.
Any part of this unit can be modified to fit the needs of your students and your objectives for the unit. I teach this book in October as it is a great lead into Halloween! Students LOVE this book from page one when they first meet Mary Katherine. While some students slip and call her Mary Katherine Gallagher, they love Merricat's quirkiness just as much if not more! I take 3-4 weeks in an 11H class to teach this novel, so modify the nightly reading assignments to fit the pace of your readers.
Citations for all materials are included.