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Old 08-26-2014, 03:28 PM
 
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Any HS English teachers out there have any cool activities/ideas to go with reading Mary Shelley's Frankenstein? My kids think it is boring, so I welcome any ideas because I want them to like it!


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What about a debate? You break the students up into two groups Victor Frankenstein and Frankenstein's Monster. Then you have them debate who is in the right. Since both of them are pretty nebulous characters in terms of right and wrong, it should make the debate lively. Have students vote for the side they are on before the debate and show the poll. Then have a vote after the debate to see if the numbers change.

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Old 08-27-2014, 03:29 PM
 
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it, but I suggest you check the English Companion Ning. You may find something helpful (or a larger pool of high school English teachers) for your unit.

Good luck!
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Thanks, y'all. A debate sounds fun, and I had never heard of that English Companion site....gonna check it out.
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Here is the site address for the English Companion Ning: http://englishcompanion.ning.com/

I also highly recommend it. I know that there are a number of AP Literature message boards where you can find information, too.

Good luck!


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Old 08-30-2014, 11:59 AM
 
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My want to make the students write an essay on it. It was a summer reading assignment. I really don't want that because I haven't finished grading their baseline essays yet and the students had a choice between Little Women and Frankenstein so I would have two different prompts.
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Case Study Assignment
Old 11-05-2014, 10:48 AM
 
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I give my students a brief lesson on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and then have them write a "case study" where they play the psychiatrist for the monster using the needs as a framework.
I feel like having the kind of writing around that real writers do helps them connect to the text and provides it with purpose.
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love it!
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I LOVE that idea...totally going to do it! Thanks!
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