Frankenstein: Activity Pack for AS/A Level (first teaching 2015)

Set text for:
  • OCR A Level
  • Edexcel AS & A Level

Activities include:

  • engaging questions
  • critical thinking
  • close reading
  • pair and group tasks
  • visual, audio and kinaesthetic tasks
  • further research

Accessible for every level and linked to the AOs throughout! With guidance on intertextuality and comparison, to support AO4 and encourage wider reading.

Give your students a deep understanding of the novel through insightful questions and effective tasks, each one targeted to match the AO requirements.

This invaluable activity pack provides a variety of ready-to-use handouts, covering the whole text, for you to mix and match to suit your class.

  • Prepare
    Pre-reading exercises provide a starting point for study

  • Explore
    Appealing section-by-section tasks guide students through the text, allowing them to gain understanding and analytical skills while remaining engaged. Carefully constructed to make it easy to choose activities suited to your lessons, the pack traces Shelley’s structure with clear sections following the novel’s own narrative changes.

  • Reflect
    Whole-text activities show the bigger picture, exploring key areas of: Characterisation • Relationships • Genre • Themes • Attitudes and Values • Writer's use of language • Form • Structure • Context • Critical Reception

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (1257)
'It has taken away a lot of lesson prep! Also provides useful starting points to other sources and ideas... Cut my planning time immensely.... he packs are affordable, provide great starting points for seminars and further reading and enable students to keep clear, useful notes.' N Lempriere, Customer Head of Department and Reviewer
“A good overview of the novel and its key themes, as well as its context. Clear and easily used comprehension questions to check understanding and prompt memory of each part of the text. Useful contextual information to help pupils consolidate their understanding of Shelley... There is lots here of use.” - S Brunner, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer
"A wide-ranging, very comprehensive and thoughtful resource, which can be adapted in all sorts of ways. Content is very high quality... with a range of activities, including those to meet demands of the higher achieving student. All the AOs are covered. There is especially good, clear, extra material addressing AO3, encouraging students to make links and comparisons between the texts in a section on comparative texts – this creates very good starting points, especially for Edexcel. Activities and questions are varied and suitable for shorter and longer tasks... Some encourage independent thinking and research, others are more focussed in scope and depend upon more specific reading or replying to narrow questions to build knowledge of the text, and comprehension of each part of the novel. A good range of activities for both learning and revision." - L Randolph, English Tutor and Independent Reviewer