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The Scarlet Letter is a treasure trove of topics awaiting exploration by readers of Nathaniel Hawthorne's romantic opus. Whether looking for imagery (light/dark, mirror, scarlet letters), symbols (static or evolving), ironies, etc., there are more than enough subjects to go around. Consider assigning groups a research question/topic before beginning the novel so that they can mark support as they read. Then show your class this student-produced presentation as a model for them to critique before crafting their own presentation.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet LetterStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
In this study guide worksheet, students complete a variety of activities to review the novel The Scarlet Letter. Students work in groups and independently to complete the questions.
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet LetterStudents may check some of their answers online.
Pupils imagine characters in The Scarlett Letter beyond the ending of the novel. In this literature lesson, students examine the character Pearl and imagine her life at the ages of 14 and 18.
Students write personal letters, newspaper editorials, and journal entries from the perspective of one of the main characters in The Scarlet Letter.  In this The Scarlet Letter activity, students role play each of the main characters in the play and create a specific writing assignment from that character's perspective.
What is an allusion? Use this guide to introduce your class to allusions in The Scarlet Letter. A comprehensive definition is provided, as well as one clear example. Consider encouraging your learners to write down a few allusions they're familiar with before delving into The Scarlet Letter activity. A list of allusions from Hawthorne's novel is referenced by not included.
High schoolers examine the difference between a narrator and author. They read Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, 'The Scarlet Letter,' write a description of the narrator, and research how Hawthorne was impacted by the politics of the time.
Eleventh graders engage in the reading of the novel "The Scarlet Letter" while choosing a topic to write a literature response. They search the novel for textual evidence to include in writing a paper that supports a well thought synopsis of a theme from the book.
In this The Scarlet Letter worksheet, students match 35 vocabulary words with their definitions from the novel. Students participate in an interactive online worksheet.
Kids can practice using vocabulary from The Scarlet Letter as they play a vocabulary memory game based on words and definitions taken from the novel. They click to match words to definitions. 
Here is a fun way to study vocabulary from The Scarlet Letter. Learners review 35 vocabulary words from the novel by matching and the correct term to definition. Tip: Have the class engage in vocabulary practice prior to reading the novel to increase fluency and comprehension.
Now this is a cool way to study vocabulary. Kids can click on the EZ Flash Cards to revile definitions, test themselves, or prep for reading. The vocabulary on these flash cards are all taken from the Nathaniel Hawthorne tale, The Scarlet Letter. And because these cards are in an online environment you can assign the web link as homework or set up at an independent work station.
Students choose a type of presentation to be completed on "The Scarlet Letter". They develop a scene and create it or create a poster that compares the scarlet letters of then verses the scarlet letters of today. They must present their information to the class.
Students design a model that replicates a scene from The Scarlet Letter. They design four greeting cards for the main characters to send to each other. Students create a poster that compares Hawthorne's scarlet letter to a modern scarlet letter that is recognized by our society.
Eleventh graders read Hawthorne's, "The Scarlet Letter" prior to doing the project. They find a contemporary person who has been shunned by society, write an essay, and give an oral presentation about the person.
Tenth graders read the first 10 chapters of, 'The Scarlet Letter.' They utilize an assignment imbedded in this plan to research the characters and define the role each plays in the novel.
Students develop questions they would have liked to ask an author about their written works. They read an article about their forefathers and research a back story to a written work of their choice. They create posters to illustrate the written work.
Young scholars discuss ways that the world is interconnected and ways that nations can cooperate to make the world better.  In this global citizenship instructional activity, students listen to a song about world peace and read excerpts from articles about international cooperation.
Students study Puritan literature by studying daily life in a Puritan colony prior to beginning this unit of lessons. They read the Scarlett Letter and participate in literature activities while completing the unit.

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