Nathaniel Hawthorne

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  • The Scarlet Letter eNotes Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to describe Puritan values in Colonial America; compare and contrast the different effects of externally imposed and internally motivated shame; discuss alienation and the relationship between the individual and society; identify and describe the primary emotions driving each of...

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  • The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary Lesson Plan

    Creating Atmosphere Through Diction: This lesson plan focuses on Hawthorne’s diction and its contribution to the atmosphere in the novel. Students will identify the literal and connotative meanings of words found in passages from the novel and examine how they enhance the mysterious, supernatural atmosphere in the text. They will...

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  • The Scarlet Letter eNotes Teaching Guide

    This guide highlights some of the most salient aspects of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter before you begin teaching. As you guide your students through the text, they will gain insight into symbolism and important themes exploring transgression, guilt, and alienation.

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  • Young Goodman Brown Allusion Activity

    This worksheet gives students an opportunity to practice identifying and analyzing allusions. Allusions broaden the scope of a text and imbue passages with deeper meaning by subtly drawing on unexplained references to literature, history, science, geography, philosophy, mythology, or other aspects of a culture. Allusions are thus a powerful tool...

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  • The Scarlet Letter Reading Comprehension Quiz

    This quiz contains reading comprehension questions for The Scarlet Letter.

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