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Looking for the Byronic Hero Using Twilight's Edward Cullen

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Looking for the Byronic Hero Using Twilight's Edward Cullen

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Joyce Bruett

Joyce Bruett

Brookhaven, Mississippi


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

Mobile Apps






  • Markers

  • Chart paper

  • Internet connected computers

  • Classroom computer with projector

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  • Title two sheets of chart paper (or sections of an overhead transparency): Hero and Villain. 

  • Arrange for use of an Internet-connected classroom computer with a projector.

  • Make copies or a transparency of the handouts Examples of Byronic Heroes, Characteristics of the Byronic Hero, and Byronic Hero Projects. Fill in the blanks referring to due dates and requirements on the project descriptions prior to making copies.

  • Arrange for computer access for Sessions Two, Three, and Four.

  • Test the Venn diagram and other interactive tools for this lesson on your computer. Familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the proper Flash plug-ins installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.

  • Preview the Websites section for resources about the Byronic hero and bookmark them on your computer or student computers.

  • Familiarize yourself with Twilight by Stephenie Meyer and other texts that feature a Byronic hero.

  • For background information on Lord Byron, see The Life and Work of Lord Byron 1788-1824.

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