ERIC Number: ED481284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
"The Scarlet Letter". [Lesson Plan].
Discovery Communications, Inc., Bethesda, MD.
Based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel "The Scarlet Letter," this lesson plan presents activities designed to help students understand that the ending of a novel does not resolve all of the questions that may occur to readers; and that readers may imagine characters living out their lives beyond the ending the author gave to a novel. The main activity of the lesson involves students speculating in writing about what happened to Pearl in later life--such as a short story, a letter from Pearl as a young woman to her mother, a scene between Pearl and her mother, or a doctor's report on the cause of Pearl's death. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, adaptations, discussion questions, evaluation methods, extension activities, annotations of suggested readings and web links, vocabulary, and related academic standards and benchmarks addressed in the lesson plan. The lesson plan also contains a description of a video clip related to the lesson, comprehension questions related to the video clip, and answers to those comprehension questions. (RS)
Descriptors: Characterization, Class Activities, English Instruction, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Literary Devices, Literature Appreciation, Novels, Secondary Education, Vocabulary Development, Writing Assignments
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Discovery Communications, Inc., Bethesda, MD.
Note: Audio and video clips included in the web site version of this lesson plan are not available from ERIC.