Nathaniel Hawthorne's—The Scarlet Letter

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Designed for teachers, this guide to The Scarlet Letter is divided into background information about Hawthorne and Puritan New England, suggestions for teaching various ability levels, and ideas for extensions that include current events.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Assign groups a prominent symbol, have them trace its development over the course of the novel, and develop a presentation for their findings
Classroom Considerations

  • Some readers will need additional support while reading the novel; therefore, take advantage of the many study guides available online

  • The activities are keyed to indicate the ability levels for whom they are designed

  • The guide does not include reading comprehension questions or vocabulary support