THE SCARLET LETTER CHARACTERIZATION ACTIVITY Character's Cell Phones

THE SCARLET LETTER CHARACTERIZATION ACTIVITY Character's Cell Phones
THE SCARLET LETTER CHARACTERIZATION ACTIVITY Character's Cell Phones
THE SCARLET LETTER CHARACTERIZATION ACTIVITY Character's Cell Phones
THE SCARLET LETTER CHARACTERIZATION ACTIVITY Character's Cell Phones
THE SCARLET LETTER CHARACTERIZATION ACTIVITY Character's Cell Phones
THE SCARLET LETTER CHARACTERIZATION ACTIVITY Character's Cell Phones
THE SCARLET LETTER CHARACTERIZATION ACTIVITY Character's Cell Phones
THE SCARLET LETTER CHARACTERIZATION ACTIVITY Character's Cell Phones
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Students love their cell phones!

This activity takes that fascination with social media and apps and turns it into fascination with Hawthorne's characterization in The Scarlet Letter

----What secrets might we find on Hester's cell phone?

----What songs are on her playlist?

----What might Hester have in her online shopping cart?

Enhance students' awareness of character development!

This is a creative assignment I designed to evaluate students' understanding of characters in The Scarlet Letter; however, it can be used with any character from literature or history...even current "characters" in the news.

The directions for the activity are as follows:

---Imagine that your character exists in our society.

---Imagine a phone homepage that displays his or her apps.

---Choose apps from the following options, and then complete the illustration/discussion component for each. (Brief description= 154-259 words).

---You may be comical, but be sure to accurately represent your character’s traits as we’ve discussed them so far in the novel.

---You will be evaluated on creativity and evidence of your understanding of the plot and character.---

I provide a blank cell phone where students draw or paste a background.

They must then choose options under categories that include:

---Entertainment (Netflix, Spotify, and YouTube),

---social connections (Facebook, Instagram, and match.com),

---shopping on Amazon,

---legitimate news, and

---self-indulgence (selfies, bitmoji, ringtones, games).

Students are required to discuss why their character would have accessed or posted various items.

There are many ways to use this activity in your classroom.

Consider offering kids the following choices or choose one for the entire class:

Poster/Collage:

This is a great way for the artists in the class to demonstrate their knowledge of characterization while demonstrating mad art skills.

Provide kids with a poster board that they can section off for each component of the activity. Completed projects can be displayed for a gallery walk.

A variation of this strategy is to offer students old magazines (that pile left over in the library from days gone by) or have students print images from the internet to glue onto poster boards.They also include the written portion next to their graphics.

Hard Copy: Students can create a cover with the phone template and devote a page to each of the components of the activity. I’ve done this often with great success. I then devote some class time to passing them around to appreciate classmates’ work.

Digital Copy: You can push the activity out to students so that they can complete the tasks on the computer or devices in whatever format they or you choose (docs, slides, PowerPoint) and submit digitally. These are easily shared with the class as well.

Collaborative Presentation: I recently had my seniors complete this activity for Othello in collaborative groups. They all contributed to a slide presentation. It was fabulous because for each component they provided links that took the class to music videos, movie clips, newscasts, etc. It was quite engaging and so much fun!

Wishing you success in your classroom, Lori O

The kids really love this project and I get awesome results.

Thank you for your consideration of this resource.

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