"The Birthmark" Abridged is a great way to teach this story if you have reluctant
or low readers. Nathaniel Hawthorne can be quite wordy, so I have gone through the story and taken out wordy parts and rephrased others. The story is kept very close to the original and uses Hawthorne's words most of the time. This condensed version takes the long, original story down to 7 pages. The paragraphs are also separated with a space for an easier reading format.
This packet includes:
A clean 7 page abridged copy of "The Birthmark"
A 20 question reading guide printed 2 to a page for easy printing
Answer key for reading guide
30 Question final test on the story in 2 versions to deter cheaters.
Answer key for final test
Final test comes in an editable PowerPoint in case you wish to make changes.
You can also use this abridged version with my learning stations activity on this story. See "The Birthmark" Stations