ERIC Number: ED481197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
"Frankenstein." [Lesson Plan].
Based on Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein," this lesson plan presents activities designed to help students understand that active readers interpret a novel (its characters, plot, setting, and theme) in different ways; and the great literature can be and has been adapted in many ways over time. The main activity of the lesson involves students staging a mock trial in civil court of Victor Frankenstein on charges of negligence, malpractice, and emotional distress. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, adaptations, discussion questions, evaluation methods, extension activities, annotations of suggested readings and web links, vocabulary, and related academic standards and benchmarks addressed in the lesson plan. The lesson plan also contains a description of a video clip related to the lesson, comprehension questions related to the video clip, and answers to those comprehension questions. (RS)
Descriptors: Characterization, Class Activities, Court Litigation, English Instruction, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Novels, Reader Text Relationship, Secondary Education, Vocabulary Development
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Discovery Communications, Inc., Bethesda, MD.
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Note: Audio and video clips included in the web site version of this lesson plan are not available from ERIC.