A Teacher’s Guide to the Signet Classics Edition of Mary Shelley ’s Frankenstein

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Contrary to popular belief, the monster's name in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is not Frankenstein. A teacher's guide for the novel helps readers make sense of key details in the text, define vocabulary words, and discuss prominent themes. Activities range from individual writing prompts and reading response activities to group projects and discussion questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Print the discussion questions in the guide and have learners answer them while reading to help them prepare for an in-class discussion
  • Use the individual response activities as part of daily reading journals scholars keep as they read through the text
Classroom Considerations

  • Page numbers align with the Signet Classics Edition, but all activities work with any version of the text
Pros

  • Makes connections to other texts from the same genre
  • Includes projects that use different types of technology, including film and multimedia presentations
Cons

  • None