Lesson Plan

Gothic Romanticism and Frankenstein

Introduction to the genre of Gothic Romanticism
Holly B.
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts

Students will be able to identify gothic romantic qualities of the novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley.  

English Language Arts
Grades 9 - 12
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1 Hook: T-Chart of Gothic Romantic Qualities

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Create a T-Chart with Gothic Qualities on the left and Romantic Qualities on the right.  Have students collaboratively add qualities to the document based on information you provide them or direct them to.  I had students use the description of the genre in their textbook to gleen qualities to look for in Frankenstein. We also related it back to our study of Gothic Romantic literature the year before in American Literature.

2 Rotation 1: Introduction to Gothic Romanticism

1. View Prezi on Gothic Romanticism 2. Take visual notes in your iPad notebook and title them 3.3.14 "Gothic Romanticism" 3. Reply to this message with a response to this question: Who are some gothic romantic writers, stories, poems and/or novels you learned about in American Literature? What made their writing gothic romantic? (Teacher Directed Station)

3 Rotation 2: Quote Wall

1. Using the Paper app, create a quote wall with a quote from Frankenstein. Choose a quote that exemplifies romantic or gothic qualities.
2. Create an illustration to go with your quotation that is clearly gothic and/or romantic.
3. Post in the folder with your group's names.

4 Rotation 3: Text Analysis

1. Find a descriptive passage in Frankenstein. 2. Take a picture with the page number. 3. Describe Shelley's style in that passage-- her diction, syntax, and tone. Be sure to cover all three! 4. Post in our Edmodo folder. (Example: Shelley uses words like ___________________ and _____________________ to express a _____________________ tone. She uses a long description followed by a short sentence to emphasize __________________________.)

5 Wrap-Up

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Exit Slip-- post on Padlet Wall

1.  What makes Frankenstein a gothic romantic novel? Link your answer to one quality we brainstormed at the beginning of class.