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Frankenstein Unit and Teacher Guide



Includes lesson plans, reading quizzes, assignments/projects, and test maker. Tasks address allusion, characterization, imagery, structure, structural effects, point of view, symbolism, theme development, Romanticism, and science fiction.

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Frankenstein Unit and Teacher Guide overview:

  1. Introduce the unit and goals with pre-reading activities.
  2. Follow the reading schedule (4 readings) and administer reading quizzes.
  3. Engage students after each reading with a variety of standards-based lessons.
  4. Extend learning with enriching challenges.
  5. Assess mastery with performance tasks and/or a final exam.

Frankenstein unit contents:

Lesson plans

  • 17 lessons (3 pre-reading, 9 during reading, and 5 after reading)
  • 4 discussion sets (one for each reading)
  • Each lesson follows an into, through, and beyond format.
  • Connected clips, readings, and graphic organizers
  • A variety of activities (group tasks, presentations, creative writing, etc.)
  • Key excerpts by chapter with analysis

Reading quizzes

  • 4 assigned readings
  • PDF and MS Word formats (easy to modify)
  • Answer keys included

Culminating tasks and extension assignments

  • 2-3 focus standards for each
  • 29 one-page handouts
  • PDF and MS Word files (print or make modifications)
  • Helpful graphic organizers and links
  • A wide variety of tasks (design, performance, research, etc.)

Exam banks (4)

  • Comprehension questions: 40 (answer key included)
  • Language Arts questions: 42 (answer key included)
  • Short answer prompts: 22
  • Extended response prompts: 12
  • Test items range from easy to challenging
  • Two file formats: PDF and MS Word

TeachNovels Unit Instructions

Bonus resource: Frankenstein Reading Test

  • Whole-book reading check, comprehension questions only
  • Useful when assigning the novel as extra credit or summer reading