The Scarlet Letter Unit includes everything you need to teach this novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. This unit is challenging and fun with a variety of strategies to reach a variety of learners. Remote learning: You may upload these activities to a secure, password-protected online platform. To upload o
Start off your unit on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter with this smartly designed 37-slide PowerPoint presentation.
Topics covered in the presentation:
• Brief Hawthorne biography
• American Romanticism
• Novel vs. Romance
• Puritan beliefs
• Role of women
• Role of c
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Looking for an activity to engage students while studying Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter? Try this timely and relevant CHARACTERIZATION activity.Students love their cell phones!This activity takes that fascination with social media and apps and turns it into a fascination with Hawthorne's characteri
Freshen up your lesson plans and help your students begin to analyze the characters in Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, The Scarlet Letter. Students analyze the given prompts based on the text to determine what it suggests about the character. Character included are:• Hester Prynne• Pearl• Roger Chillin
The Scarlet Letter Themes Textual Analysis Activity → Includes editable files! Revised August 2019.Teaching The Scarlet Letter provides so many opportunities for explorations of theme. This is an engaging literary analysis activity to be used after students have read at least most of The Scarlet L
This activity has students choose sides on various issues raised in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Works great as a pre-reading or anticipation activity, or perhaps as something to use after the story as a review or reflection exercise. Includes 10 key issues that students have to take a
This is a resource pack study guide. It comes with:
Some Suggestions About How To Teach, Read, Study And Learn About Hawthorne’s Classic The Scarlet Letter
Plot Summary Of The Scarlet Letter (This is about 1 ½ pages of text)
The Scarlet Letter Retold (there is a link also to the entire origina
This group activity is based on Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. Groups are asked to develop a topic (sin, guilt, love) provided by the teacher into a theme statement. They must find two quotes from the novel and a symbol to support their theme. A bonus question asks them to determine a related al
Review characters, themes, and settings from the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne with this puzzle worksheet. The words are hidden in all directions making this a challenging word search. A great activity for early finishers or just for something fun to take home and enjoy.The 27 hi
This handout gives you two activities to do with students prior to reading and studying Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. There are free-write topics and a group activity that has students "rate" societal crimes.
Prior to reading, students respond to a series of statements that reflect the themes and issues in the literature. After individually indicating the degree to which they agree or disagree, the instructor leads a class discussion of each statement.
This activity prepares students to read the literat
The Scarlet Letter Interactive Journal Activity is a method to have every student interact personally with Hawthorne's text. This fun, interactive assignment allows students to journal as a fictional character in Hester's town who witnesses the events that unfold throughout the novel. The explicit
Print out these 15 statements, post them along your walls, and have students walk around and write their responses on this sheet. It's a great way to introduce some of the major ideas/themes that will be presented throughout the novel!
A fun activity to have students find the connections that Hawthorne makes with his earlier concepts (e.g., who the Black Man is or what the black flower is later revealed to be). You can make this into a friendly competition among students by having them compete in small groups to find the most conn
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In this activity, students will select a character
So your class has finished The Scarlet Letter, but the kids still have questions about the gray areas surrounding the "good" and "evil" of its characters. Well, to review the novel and study the character further, try this debate activity. Students study the characters, become the characters, and th
There are nine True or False Activities based upon the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. These are activities designed to be used for individual students but could be used also as a group activity.Directions and answers are provided. The activities are a good way to review chapters of
Students match close reading passages with summaries. This is a great way to see models of deconstructing a challenging text. These are in chronological order according to the events in the chapter. Summaries and answers are included on the document.
This is a different approach to characterization in The Scarlet Letter. We study the letter as a symbol, but it can also be seen as a character due to the way Hester and other characters have a sort of relationship, visceral reaction to the letter. Students are asked to analyze the letter as a chara