Reflection: Trust and Respect "A Monster Calls" Me: Identifying Personal and Public Monsters, a "Frankenstein" Response - Section 2: Introducing the Lesson with a Book Trailer and Book Talk of "A Monster Calls" by Patrick Ness


Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a complicated text that requires sophisticated thinking on the part of students. Students are more apt to read the book if they see its connection to their lives and to the literature they like. At the front of their minds is the question, "What does this have to do with my life?" How we approach a classic text with students is just as important as the text choices we make. Connecting classics to YA lit and to themes in their lives is one way to make classics more accessible to students. 

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"A Monster Calls" Me: Identifying Personal and Public Monsters, a "Frankenstein" Response

Unit 12: What Makes a Monster?: "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus"
Lesson 6 of 9

Objective: SWBAT identify their personal "monsters" and those in history or pop culture as responses to "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein."

Big Idea: "The real world is where the monsters are." --Rick Riordan

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English / Language Arts, Literature, British literature, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
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