Gothic words activity

Lesson rationale

This lesson could be used either as a starter activity for creative writing with a class that have been studying the genre for a few lessons, or as an introductory task at the beginning of a topic to establish prior knowledge.


  • To become familiar with some of the lexical fields and tropes of writing in the Gothic genre
  • To encourage creative thinking and writing in that genre
  • To work creatively in pairs/groups