This assignment requires that students examine and respond to several quotes from The Scarlet Letter. Sometimes the language in a book like The Scarlet Letter is intimidating for students; however, when they look at these quotes individually and critically, they seem to connect to the material better and to acquire a deeper understanding of the text. Students are asked to select five quotes from a provided list (or they may harvest other quotes from the book if they so choose) and write a response to each quote. I use this assignment near the end of a unit on The Scarlet Letter. It would also make a great plan to leave for a sub. I hope you find it useful in your classroom.