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Tales of the Supernatural

Scary stuff! Whether approached as the first horror story or a "serious imaginative exploration of the human condition," Frankenstein continues to engage readers. Here's a packet of activities that uses Mary Shelley's gothic novel to launch an examination of supernatural tales. Stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe offer groups an opportunity to examine the distinguishing features of this genre.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • The activities menu provides engaging research opportunities for individuals or groups
  • Great links provided to research sites and resources
Cons

  • Less skilled readers will need additional help with Hawthorne's short stories
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