Frankenstein: Activity Pack for GCSE (first teaching 2015)

Set text for: AQA | Edexcel

Atmospheric, contemplative and gripping, this small but perfectly formed novel is ideally suited to GCSE study. With a diverse array of activities, this pack will ensure your students fully engage with the complex issues raised by Shelley’s well-crafted prose. This engaging companion provides a variety of stimulating, ready-to-use activities, covering all aspects of the novel.

An outstanding workbook ... It has left no stone unturned. These [activities] are very helpful and will develop analytical skills from the word go. The pupil worksheets are creative and add to the realism of the story, bringing it alive for learners of all abilities. S Horman, English Teacher, Examiner and Independent Reviewer

Activities include:

  • Insightful questions
  • Stimulating reading and writing tasks
  • Pair and group work
  • Spoken language and SPaG practice
  • Creative activities for visual and kinaesthetic learners

Carefully considered structure develops understanding:

  1. Build a foundation for learning and get students interested with introductory pre-reading exercises.
  2. Dig deeper with text-based activities. Every chapter is explored through a range of thought-provoking tasks.
  3. Consolidate knowledge with whole-text activities focusing on: Characterisation • Relationships • Setting • Themes • Ideas and Messages • Language • Form • Structure • Context

All activities are perfectly matched to the GCSE Assessment Objectives, and the fantastic structure makes the pack accessible for your whole class.

Plus! Suggested answers for questions and activities included.

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6438)
'The tasks are engaging for all learners and support the close reading of the text. Tasks are easily adapted to homework/independent learning.' - K Jagger, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
' I really like this activity pack. It contains many exciting approaches to learning as well as teaching and a resource like this would be invaluable to any English department teaching Frankenstein for the first time. Teachers could happily take inspiration from this activity pack when setting down their Schemes of Work as the resource is deeply informative without ‘spoon feeding’ students everything they need to know about the text. The range of tasks is creative, bold and innovative - just the way I like to teach!' H Begum, English Teacher, Independent Reviewer
'This educational resource is extremely valuable for both teachers and learners. I would recommend that all English departments should own a copy. The main points which I liked about the resource is firstly, the level of detail which has been included with all the activities. This was extremely interesting to read and well designed, for example the 'mask' and 'board game' activity. This could prove to be very exciting and interesting for learners to attempt, particularly towards the end of term. This resource further included such a range of activities which could prove beneficial to learners at all levels of the programme.' J Harding, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'Wonderful resource. Extremely comprehensive and mindful of learning styles. Having taught Frankenstein, I can say that it is difficult due to the language and time period. This resource does a wonderful job of breaking down the language simply, allowing students to engage with basic starters that challenge their vocabulary, while at the same time allowing them to complete tasks that challenge their analytical skill. I would absolutely purchase this resource.' D Nitsopoulos, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'An outstanding workbook ... It has left no stone unturned. These analytical [activities] are very helpful and will develop analytical skills from the word go for all abilities. Teachers do not have to do any extra planning because the resource is set out in sections which feed into a sequence of lessons. The pupil worksheets are creative and seem to add to the realism of the story, bringing it alive for learners of all abilities.' S Horman, English Teacher, Examiner and Independent Reviewer