Includes details on a project, presentation, and paper to culminate your study of Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.
Project: Students create a 3D and freestanding representation of one of the main characters in The Scarlet Letter.
Presentation: Students present their work and explain their choices to their audience.
Paper: Students develop an analysis of Hawthorne's work while explaining the elements present on their projects. Students use textual evidence to justify their reasoning. It's essentially a character analysis with the added twist of students making connections to their chosen representations of characteristics -- this helps them practice recognizing that sometimes literature does have "hidden meanings."
I've had a great deal of success with this project and it appeals to students regardless of their reaction to The Scarlet Letter (because, if we're being honest here, you know that it varies!). I also like that it's engaging to students and doesn't take a lifetime to grade. =)
Scoring rubric included.