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A Story to Curdle the Blood! Mary Shelley's Frankenstein for Honors Students

Cindy Frank
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(587)
An expansive 5-week honors level study of Frankenstein, with a keen focus on improving critical writing and creative writing skills, oral presentation, increasing SAT vocabulary, and college preparedness. ESL friendly, CEFR level C1, C2

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Course Objectives
Students successfully completing this course will be able to:

*	analyze complex texts 
*	write excellent critical essays and creative essays exploring various ideas in Frankenstein
*	prepare and present confident and well-constructed in class presentations
*	be able to connect the historical and social histories presented with the novel itself
*	enrich their ongoing vocabularies with an ongoing objective of building SAT word lists
*	participate in a variety of in class group projects to enhance speaking and verbal abilities

Having taught AP Language and Composition, as well as both high school standard and honors literature classes, I am thrilled to share my Honors Frankenstein class with online learners.
Homework Offered
In addition to the weekly reading assignment of approximately 30 pages, learners will also be provided with additional articles to be read in advance of class discussion. Primary assignments to include: Critical essay, oral presentation, creative writing project, a mapmaking project. All assignments will be provided in writing for students and I will be available throughout the week for questions and/or guidance.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Learners can count on a rapid turnaround on and detailed response from me on all assignments to help them progress throughout the course. A complete written report on each learner's progress and achievements throughout the course will be provided following the final class.
Grades Offered
Learners will need a dedicated notebook to take ongoing notes in this class in addition to a folder.  Kindly make certain to have index cards on hand for at home work as well. IMPORTANT:   We will be studying from the original 1818 edition of Frankenstein (https://www.amazon.com/Frankenstein-1818-Text-Penguin-Classics/dp/0143131842).  NOTE: this text is substantially different from the later 1831 edition of the book. Kindly make certain to have a copy of 1818 edition of the book prior to the first class meeting. 
Articles and additional sources used throughout class to be provided via link or pdf.

Paper and colored pencils will be required for a mapping assignment. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Main Text:  Frankenstein 1818 Text (Penguin Edition)
by Mary Shelley

Readings to include (but are not necessarily limited to):

*	Myth of Prometheus by Ovid
*	Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus
*	Promethus Unbound by Percy Bysshe Shelley   
*	Paradise Lost by John Milton (excerpt)
*	The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
*	Elements of Chemical Philosophy by Humphry Davies
*	How Kindness Became Our Forbidden Pleasure by Maria Popova
*	Teaching Humility in an Age of Arrogance by Michael Patrick Lynch
*	Why the London of British Literature Barely Changed for 200 Years by Sarah Laskow
*	The Lost Tools of Learning by Dorothy L. Sayers
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(587)
Hello, Everyone, I'm Cindy Frank!

*Classes limited to 6 students--all have a voice in the classroom
* All classes taught, written, and created by me for my learners
*Each session a full 55 minutes of... 
Group Class


for 10 classes
2x per week, 5 weeks
55 min

Completed by 22 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 12-17
2-6 learners per class

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