This 45-minute lesson walks students through the language of Nathaniel Hawthorne using chapter one of The Scarlet Letter, and ends with an engaging grammar/syntax activity where they write their own Mad Lib-style sentences with Hawthorne sentence structure. Connections are made to US history curriculum and vocabulary words are addressed.
Bundled .zip folder includes .docx and .pdf copies of:
Printable student text with all of chapter 1 to annotate (2-sided)
Annotated teacher text of chapter 1
Printable student worksheet for Mad Libs (2-sided)
Printable ch 1 text (1-side) and Mad Lib worksheet (1-side) for one-page printing
32-slide PowerPoint .pptx
Search Twitter for #HawthorneMadLibs for some examples of my students' work!