- What does it mean to be human?
- Does society create “monsters” or are “monsters” just born?
- What is the ethical relationship between creator and creation?
- Are we born as a tabula rasa or are we born with distinct traits?
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Introduction to Romanticism & Poems highlighting the Romantic spirit
Reading Romantic Poetry
- Wordsworth’s “The World Is Too Much With US”
HW: Reading Stephanie Forward’s “The Romantics” for more key concepts of this period and writing. Use the main ideas to read and annotate Wordsworth’s “…Tintern Abbey”
Read aloud “Tintern Abbey”
- Small groups working with Tintern Abbey and their reading last night
HW: Read Prometheus myth and reading Byron’s “Prometheus”
Reviewing last 2 stanzas from “Tintern”
Introduction to Frankenstein
- “I think therefore I am”
- Mary Shelley
Reading Letters I-IIV
HW: Ch I-III annotations. Be prepared to work with them in class on Friday.
Initial understanding for character, romantic characteristics, and structure of the novel on shared doc in classroom
HW: finish V1
Pattern of details response on google classroom
HW: finish the response
Finish reviewing the initial understandings doc
Patterns of details
HW: V2 Ch I-V
Working with allusions
- Paradise Lost
- How do these allusions contribute to the work?
- What purpose do they serve?
Writing about illusions
HW: finish reading the texts and annotating for understanding and allusions to Frankenstein
Reviewing allusions and writing about a passage where that allusion is made
HW: Finish reading V2
Working with V2 and themes
The duality between Victor and the creature
Your assignment is to create a visual that represents the duality between Victor and the creature. With your group, discuss, plan, and execute how you will represent this. Be sure to include 4 quotes and corresponding analysis that support this duality.
HW: V3 – Chapters I -IV
In class reading day – V3 – Chapters V
HW: Finish V 3
Preparing for Socratic Seminar and reading criticism
- Use the critical texts for discussion
- Reading and annotating “Frankenstein and the Tradition of Realism” or “Possessing Nature: The Female in Frankenstein“
HW: Finish classwork and revise Great Expectations essay if you choose
Socratic Seminar and reflection
HW: Revision of the Great Expectations essay if you choose due Friday @2.05
Reading over the final assignment and start planning
HW: Working on the final essay
Work day on Outline and Intro
HW: Outline with intro (and as much as you have done)
No School – Election Day
Outline with Intro Due
Reading and answering questions on “Rime…”
HW: Parts 1-5 and corresponding questions
Receive outline and draft back
Conferences as necessary
Drafting work day
In-class drafting day
In-class drafting day
HW: Essay due on classroom and turnitin.com