Students watch a Youtube video trailer of the movie Coraline. Using this chart, students then identify and discuss elements of the gothic style using evidence from the trailer. Students use this as a prereading activity for Jane Eyre or a like
Before beginning the Thornfield section of the novel, students analyze Jane Eyre's character by creating a Match.com dating profile for her. This group activity allows students to think about Jane's character and anticipate characteristics she
To introduce the unit, students read the Atlantic Article "Is Facebook Making Us Lonely." This handout allows students to brainstorm about the image and take notes on the article. A place for notes on the short video "What's on your mind?" is
Students work in pairs to give Finny and Gene's varying perspectives in chapter 4 of A Separate Peace.
This file includes titled directions and readings for four stations. Students travel to stations and take notes on two different colored
Students order images to create a storyboard for the scene with The Red Room in chapter 2 of Jane Eyre.
This file includes a handout (though pictures can be used to create an actual storyboard on large paper), images for the storyboard and an
This chart allows students to brainstorm whether they agree or disagree with statements that relate to chapter 5 of the novel A Separate Peace. The chart includes statements that allow them to analyze character motives, decisions and actions.
When chapter 1 of Jane Eyre opens, Jane is reading a book with Gothic Images. This handout includes these images and asks students to reflect on the images as well as interpret Jane's character based on the images.
Prior to reading chapter 1 of A Separate Piece students craft a small, creative piece about an event in their own lives. Their creative piece asks them to use tone and mood to describe their event without telling their reader what the event is.
This graphic organizer helps students compare different versions of Victor's response to his creature awakening. We used Kenneth Branagh's 1994 film, the Hallmark 2004 version and a clip from a very different version presented in the Showtime 2014
After reading chapters 1 and 2 of A Separate Peace, students use this guide to create a character poster for Finny's character. This handout asks students to brainstorm ideas and questions about Gene and Finny, create a character poster for Finny,
This chart allows students to examine the four major topics in chapters 6 and 7 of A Separate Peace. Students describe the situation and then describe the ways in which Gene, the novel's protagonist, is coping in the chapters.
This organizer and accompanying passages from the first two chapters of Frankenstein will help your students see the importance of family and friendship while helping them keep track of reoccurring characters in the novel. This organizer could
In groups, students explore one of these five gripping passages from Jane Eyre. Students are exposed to the style of writing and the gothic style from these passages. In groups, students identify and discuss what they know about the passage and
This graphic organizer allows students to fill in the most important ideas the characters communicate in chapters 3 and 4 of Jane Eyre. Students complete the handout by filling in the thought and speech bubbles with what the characters say and
Students use excerpts from Emerson's "Friendship" and "Self-Reliance" to brainstorm qualities of a friendship and Transcendental thought that will anticipate and set up ideas about the novel A Separate Peace. Included in this file are excerpts and
Students brainstorm ways in which Finny is using denial to cope with events in chapters 8 and 9 of A Separate Peace.
This organizer allows room to brainstorm ideas for the four most significant topics in these chapters. It also provides
Students examine Anticipation Guide statements and whether or not Emerson would agree or disagree with the statements. Students are asked to use support from Emerson's "Friendship" and "Self-Reliance" to support their reasoning and then give their
This essay for the novel A Separate Peace asks students to assess to what extent the characters and friendships in the novel support Transcendental beliefs of friendship and self-reliance.
File includes essay prompt and brainstorm tools.