Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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A selection of critical quotations related to the text and giving some context within Gothic literature. Can be used to support analysis and prompt discussion.
Context, comparison and 'Frankenstein'
An approach to exploring larger contextual issues in the novel by comparing it to extracts from 'A Vindication of the Rights of Women' and 'Paradise Lost'.
'Connect four' and hot-seating in role
A well-structured hot-seating activity that provides outlines of characters and questions to ask them.
Research some of the leading scientists of the period as a way to explore the context of Frankenstein.
Sympathy for the creature
Analyse the ways in which Shelley encourages us to feel sympathy for the creature in Part 1 of the novel.
A selection of quotations from the letters, Chapter 5 and Chapter 11 for students to sort according to theme. Encourages thinking!
Good days, bad days.
A handy step-by-step guide to help students plot Victor Frankenstein's highs and lows.
Victor or the monster?
Students complete the grid using quotations from the novel. Great as a race in teams! Useful as a basis for PEE mobiles.
Frankenstein speaking and listening assessment
A drama focused speaking and listening activity for GCSE.
Essay title and writing frame/guide
A detailed writing frame and guide which could be used with able (or KS5) students. May work best as teacher's notes, or in sections for short workbook tasks.
Man and monster: gothic horror
Pupil-friendly on screen resource focusing on chapters 4 and 5. Could also be used for KS3, focusing on Gothic horror genre.
Essay question: focus on chapter 5
Explain how Shelley makes her narrative effective and why it has fascinated and shocked audiences for nearly 180 years!
A collection of tasks including an essay frame, quiz and cloze exercise. Focus on chapter 5 and aimed at GCSE Prose study coursework. The cloze exercise is available in an interactive version.
Includes handy teacher's copy.
Creating a monster - help sheet
Fill in the boxes to prepare your own description of creating a monster. The original resource is followed by a differentiated version for use with students with SEN.
Frankenstein Chapter 5
Chapter specific notes, discussion, prompt questions and written tasks
Handy Frankenstein quotes
and some background info.
Other resource collections
Brackets and dashes
Grammar - sentence construction
Point of view
Creative writing (KS3)
Poetic devices puzzle