Frankincense Summer Reading Assignment Your summer read Is Frankincense by Mary Shelley. This book Is available at the Chandler High School Library, the Chandler Public Library, or you may choose to buy your own copy. Please read the following documents carefully. This file includes the assignments you will need to complete along with the summer reading. Some of the assignments have different due dates. You must complete the following: 0 Academic Vocabulary – begin prior to reading the novel to help you understand the historical context and the structure of the novel. Due first day back. 0 Dialectical
Think of your dialectical Journal as a series of conversations with the texts we read during this course. The process Is meant to help you develop a better understanding of the texts we read. ASSIGNMENT: Create a dialectical journal for Frankincense. Journal entries may be typed entries (12 point, approved font) or neatly handwritten in blue or black ink. Each entry must have a passage from the novel and a response to each passage. The sections and number of entries are as follows: Letters 1-4 (Wallow’s POP)- 1 entry Chapter 1-10 (Victor’s POP) – 2 entries Chapter 11-16 (Creature’s POP) – 2 entries
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Chapter 17-24 (Victor / Wallow’s POP) – 2 entries PROCEDURE: For each dialectical Journal per section (7 total please consider the following: 0 As you read, choose passages that stand out to you and record them In the left-hand significant, powerful, and/or thought provoking. O Effective &/or creative use of stylistic or literary devices o Structural shifts or turns in the plot o A passage that makes you realize something you hadn’t seen before o Examples of patterns: recurring images, symbols or motifs. Passages that illustrate a particular character o Identify, discuss and track the development of a particular theme 0 In the right alumna, write your response to the text (ideas/insights, questions, reflections, and comments on each passage) EXAMPLE DIALECTICAL JOURNAL Passage from the text and correct MILA citation Student’s comments and/or questions “My affection for my guest increases every day. He excites at once my admiration and my pity to an astonishing degree.
How can I see so noble a creature destroyed by misery without feeling the most poignant grief? He is so gentle, yet so wise; his mind is so cultivated, and when he speaks, although his words are culled with the choicest art, yet they flow with rapidity and unparalleled eloquence” (19). It is obvious that Robert Walton yearns to find someone to talk to that will understand him and be a true friend. But, why does he call Victor Frankincense a “creature”?
Also, “choice art” makes me think about what art is available regarding Frankincense the monster and the novel. I wonder how many artists have drawn or used Frankincense as inspiration for their work, especially after the movie was made in 1931. Will investigate Frankincense and art. And, will also watch the movie or movies. I wonder how the movie compares to the novel. Saw the movie – it is drastically different. (102 words) Literary