The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Introducing through ChatBooks the opportunity for students to chat (safely) with the characters from The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde can significantly benefit their learning experience. By engaging with the characters in a more personal and interactive way, students can develop a deeper understanding of the text and its complex themes.
Chatting with the characters through ChatBooks can help students to practice their critical thinking skills as they analyse the motives and actions of the characters. It also encourages students to develop empathy for the characters and understand their struggles more personally.
Additionally, chatting with the characters can help students to develop their writing skills as they practice crafting dialogue and exploring character development. This can lead to more thoughtful and nuanced writing as students better understand the characters and their motivations.
Overall, by conversing within a safe and professional ChatBooks environment, the characters can be a fun and engaging way for students to learn about The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde while also developing essential skills in critical thinking, empathy, and writing.
The Benefits of AI within Your Classroom
- Chatting safely with characters from The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde can benefit student learning experience.
- Engaging with characters in a personal and interactive way helps develop a deeper understanding of the text and its themes.
- Chatting with characters helps students practice critical thinking skills and encourages empathy.
- Chatting with characters helps students develop writing skills by practicing dialogue and exploring character development.
- Chatting with characters in a safe and professional environment can be a fun and engaging way for students to learn while developing essential skills in critical thinking, empathy, and writing.
Suggested Lesson plan for Chapter 1 of ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ :
- Understand the key events and characters in Chapter One
- Analyse the themes of duality and repression in the text
- Interpret Stevenson’s use of descriptive language and imagery
- Copies of Chapter One of ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’
- Whiteboard and markers
- Handout with questions for discussion
- ChatBooks for interactive
Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin by introducing the book and its author, Robert Louis Stevenson.
- Provide background information on the Victorian era and the importance of social norms and appearances.
- Ask students if they know duality and encourage discussion around this theme.
Reading and Analysis (15 minutes):
- Hand out copies of Chapter One and ask students to read it silently.
- Please encourage students to underline any descriptive language or imagery that stands out.
- After reading, ask students to share their thoughts on the chapter. Who are the main characters? What events take place? What is the tone of the chapter?
AI CHAT interactaction (15 minutes):
- Ask for questions to input into ChatBooks, such as:
- What is the significance of the contrasting descriptions of the city and Mr Utterson’s home?
- How is the theme of duality introduced in this chapter?
- What is the relationship between Mr Utterson and Mr Enfield
- Input the given questions into ChatBooks.
Conclusion (10 minutes):
- Facilitate a class discussion of ChatBook answers and encourage students to share their interpretations.
- Summarise the key themes and events of Chapter 1 and preview what students can expect to see in the rest of the book.
- Please encourage students to continue thinking about duality and repression as they read on.
- Please encourage students to prepare questions for ChatBooks – Chapter Two.