• Frankenstein

    Essential Questions: Is there any such thing as too much knowledge? What are the obligations of a creater to the creation? What limitations, if any, should be placed on science and technology development (bioethics)?

    Related Works:

    The Romantic Period (1798-1832)


    What's so romantic about the romantic period? (hint: it has nothing to do with love)
    and then there's that whole Gothic thing...

    Assessments:
    Small group research/multimedia presentations
    Group discussion - assigned chapters
    Chapter quizzes

    Works:
    "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    concepts/terms:
    narrative poetry
    alliteration
    assonance
    consonance
    internal rhyme
    symbol

    excerpt from Paradise Lost ~ John Milton p. 526-534
    concepts/terms:
    epic poetry
    epic (Homeric) simile
    invocation
    in medias res

    excerpt from "A Defense of Poetry" and "Mutability" ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley p. 535
    Frankenstein ~Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley p. 756
    concepts/terms:
    Romanticism
    Gothic
    reliable vs. unreliable narrator
    frame story

    Text:
    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/84/84-h/84-h.htm
    Audio:
    https://librivox.org/frankenstein-or-modern-prometheus-by-mary-w-shelley/

    Frankstein Audio: Mp3

    Lyric poetry - various p. 774
    concept/terms:
    ode
    elegy
    sonnet
    imagery
    rhyme
    consonance
    repetition
    simile
    metaphor
    oxymoron

    Grammar:
    Introductory phrases and clauses
    misplaced and dangling modifiers
    subject-verb agreement
    pronoun - antecedent agreement




    Week One: Prereading activities and selections - building context
    Read "from Paradise Lost" p. 524 - group activities


    Dangling Modifiers - p. 539, 1-10

    Week Two:
    What is Gothic?

    "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" p. 821 - audio
    Group Study Rime.docx

    Introductory Phrases and Clauses #1-10, p. 755

    Week Three: Frankenstein chaps .1-6
    Frankenstein - Alice Cooper
    Read the novel and complete group and individual tasks for each chapter.
    Reading Group Frankenstein.docx
    SMART Notes for Reading.docx

    Subject-Verb Agreement #1-10, p. 767

    Week FourFrankenstein chaps. 7-12
    In-class reading - group/individual work
    SMART Notes for Reading.docx
    Rereading_Organizer.pdf
    Plot Graph of significant quotations

    Week FiveFrankenstein chaps. 13-18
    In-class reading - group/individual work
    SMART Notes for Reading.docx
    Story Star
    Persuasive Writing after completion of Chapter 17: What should Victor Do?
    Decision Making Time for Frankenstein.docx
    Seven-Part_Graphic_Organizer.pdf

    Week Six: Frankenstein chaps. 19-24
    In-class reading - group/individual work
    SMART Notes for Reading.docx
    Text_Search_and_Find_Board.pdf
    Persuasive essays due

    Connect: How are Grendel and Frankenstein's monster similar (development, sentiment/world view, etc.)?