2.4 Writing Portfolio- The Enlightenment Task

    John Locke’s “An Essay Concerning Human Understanding” originally published in 1689  


A Gothic Setting

Kia Ora Level 2 English! Below is the setting task you guys are currently working on while I am away. You can email me with questions or we can discuss this work on Monday when


The Gothic Antagonist

Yesterday, we discussed the common characteristics of a gothic antagonist. As we read and explore more gothic fiction texts, we will look to develop, expand or remove some of these characteristics but for now, we


Level 2 Gothic Protagonist Slide Collaboration

Below is the link to our Goolge Slides collaboration. Joint note slideshow here!  

Wide Reading Assessment- NCEA Level 2

This year, students will undertake a reading project. They will read a minimum of six texts that all express an element of gothic fiction. The texts will be self-selected and must not have been studied


Concepts and Influences in Frankenstein

Find out more about the concepts/ influences listed, considering in what ways they might be relevant to the story of Frankenstein. On your blog, write a short paragraph about each concept/influence and its relevance to


The Introduction in Frankenstein

Read the Introduction that is in the books at the back of the classroom. It is written by Mary Shelley for the 1831 edition of the novel. You will find it after the “Note on

“The Creation”

When Victor Frankenstein arrives home to Geneva, an unexpected guest is already there. As our interactions with Frankenstein’s creation continue to grow, it is important that we look at how Frankenstein thinks of his “project”.  


Frankenstein-Chapters 1-4

After reading the opening letters and first four chapters of Frankenstein by MAry Shelley, we are going to explore some of the contexts around the novel as well as delve deeper into the story and its language.


Frankenstein- Foreshadowing Chapter 2

After reading the opening two chapters of Frankenstein, we have spotted many instances of foreshadowing about the fate of our narrator and protagonist. Students will explore how the fate of Victor Frankenstein is foreshadowed below,

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