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Teaching The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter is an 1850 romantic work of fiction in a historical setting, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, Massachusetts during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an adulterous affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt.

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Project Gutenberg

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.3 - Characters & Plot, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RL.5 - Text Structure, RL.6 - Point of View

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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