Frankenstein Essay

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A TEACHER’S GUIDE TO THE SIGNET CLASSICS EDITION OF M A RY S H E L L EY ’ S FRANKENSTEIN by LAURA REIS MAYER S E R I E S E D I T O R S : JEANNE M. McGLINN and JAMES E. McGLINN both at UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE 2 A Teacher’s Guide to the Signet Classics Edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction ...........................................................................................................3 List of Main Characters..........................................................................................3 Synopsis of the Novel .............................................................................................4 Prereading Activities ...............................................................................................6 I. Building Background Knowledge in History and Culture ...........................7 II. Building Background Knowledge Through Exploration of Genre ............10 III. Building Background Knowledge in Language .......................................12 IV. Building Background Knowledge Through Initial Exploration of Themes .......................................................................13 During Reading Activities ....................................................................................16 I. Analyzing Through Group Response .........................................................17 II. Analyzing Through Individual Response ..................................................21 After Reading Activities ........................................................................................23 I. Topics for Discussion and Essays ...............................................................23 II. Group and Individual Projects .................................................................24 III. Comparisons and Connections

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