Frankenstein - E-Guide

Progeny Press

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Grade Range: 10-12

English/Language Arts Credit: 1/4 Credit

Setting: Europe, 1800s

Genre: British Literature, Sci Fi

Page Count: 76 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 9-10 weeks

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Forget Boris Karloff! The real story is scarier because it examines real, human desires and capabilities.

A brilliant student, Victor Frankenstein, comes upon the knowledge of creating life. Expecting glory and hoping to benefit humanity, Frankenstein creates a man - only to discover that creation carries more consequences and responsibilities than he foresaw. The resulting tragedy speaks directly to some of the issues facing us in science and medicine today.
Years later, Robert Walton is a young man driven by his desire for knowledge and exploration - he wants to make his mark on the world. But he finds something entirely different. As the sea ice closes in on his ship, he and his crew sight a strange, gigantic being driving a dogsled across the frozen wasteland, finally disappearing into the distance. The next day they find an ill and dying man floating on a fragment of ice and persuade him to come on board for his safety. As his ship lies trapped by the surrounding ice, Walton spends many hours talking with the ill man, a Victor Frankenstein of Geneva. As they talk, Frankenstein slowly reveals his story to Walton. 

Progeny Press' Frankenstein English/Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your High School grade student with:

Author Biography: Learn more about Mary Shelley.
Background Information: Explore the history of science, discoveries, literary movements, and politics in the early 1800s, providing context for the book.
Before-You-Read Activities: Do various activities like reading the play Faust and writing a critique, mapwork, conducting research, and participating in a Bible study.
Vocabulary: Learn and understand words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Discover the various literary techniques used in the book, including understanding words in context and using a dictionary, analyzing characterization, exploring the concept of framing, examining setting and mood, identifying allusions, observing parallel characters, noticing foreshadowing, recognizing the power of adjectives, understanding the Gothic and romantic novel genres, interpreting tone and irony, considering verisimilitude, comparing and contrasting elements, exploring metaphors, studying the role of the narrator, identifying protagonists and antagonists, understanding conflicts and climaxes, recognizing paradoxes, and appreciating thematic elements.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Reflect on the moral lessons and character values conveyed in the story, such as exploring motivations, understanding hubris and pride, friendship and its impact, contemplating the concept of death, grappling with guilt and sin, acknowledging human goodness, taking responsibility for our actions, revenge, examining man's nature and purpose, understanding our responsibility to God and His creation, reflecting on ambition, and considering the framework of morality.
Activities and Writing Assignments: the themes of naturalism, participate in discussions, and select from multiple essay prompts. Additionally, participate in creating and performing a dramatic scene based on the book and conduct further research to deepen your understanding.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

All of Progeny Press' language arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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Formatted with your High School grade student in mind, Progeny Press language arts study guides divide the book into writing assignments and lessons that strengthen their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and refine their critical analysis and writing skills. Each Progeny Press novel study accomplishes all of this without busy work that can drain the fun out of reading and literature! Kids have loved using Progeny Press ELA curriculum in homeschool, co-ops, and private schools around the world for over 30 years!

#171 on the Big Read List (UK’s top 200)   •   also titled the Modern Prometheus   •   #43 on the Great American Read (top 100)   •   #10 in The Greatest Novels of All Time   •   #8 in The 100 Best Novels Written in English

Extra Information

Progeny Press
Recommended Grade Level:
Imaginative, Europe, 1800s
British Literature
Study Guide Page Count:
90 pages
Study Guide Authors:
Calvin Roso & Andrew Clausen
For the Book By:
Mary Shelley

Warranty Information

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    4 Reviews

  • Posted by Trish B. on 15th Sep 2016



    It was very helpful

  • Posted by Sarah D. on 19th Feb 2016


    Incorporates Biblical lessons

    I love how all of these guides incorporate biblical principles into the lessons... it was the main reason I purchased this particular guide.

  • Posted by Michelle S. on 18th Nov 2015


    very comprehensive

    This is a very comprehensive guide to the novel and is appropriate for 11th grade readers. Great buy!

  • Posted by Sarah S. on 17th Apr 2014


    Best Decision

    I am an English teacher for 7-12 graders at a private Christian school, and I have been writing my own worksheets for novels for a long time. A sister school nearby mentioned something about Christian-based worksheets for novels, and I could not look up this website fast enough! This is the first worksheet I have used from Progeny Press, and I could not be more thrilled with the questions/answers, the customer service, and the response from my students. The questions are thought-provoking, discussion oriented, and age appropriate. Thank you for making my life easier and my teaching more meaningful. I will absolutely use this company again and again.