This section contains 30 daily lessons. Each one has a specific objective and offers at least three (often more) ways to teach that objective. Lessons include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises and other ways to teach students about the text in a classroom setting. Use some or all of the suggestions provided to work with your students in the classroom and help them understand the text.
Objective: Preface The Scarlet Letter begins with a "preface to the second edition," which Hawthorne wrote in 1850. While it is mostly unrelated to the narrative itself, it is important for understanding Hawthorne's narration. The objective of this lesson to introduce the novel and begin to acquaint students with Hawthorne's unique and chatty style.
1) 1. Close read, as a class, the first two sentences (down to "malevolence"). Ask students to...
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