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67 reviewed resources for nathaniel hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne: "Young Goodman Brown"

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Give your class some background information on both Nathaniel Hawthorne and his short story "Young Goodman Brown." Basic themes and characters are introduced, especially as this is an allegory with many symbolic elements. Help your...
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Nathaniel Hawthorne

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Show your class a colorful and eye-catching overview of Nathaniel Hawthorne's life. His somewhat dark and tragic works make more sense once the reader is enlightened as to his history and habits. This brief but intriguing presentation...
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American Literary Humor: Mark Twain, George Harris, and Nathaniel Hawthorne

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Nathaniel Hawthorne as a humorist? Really? The three lessons in this series focus on the the storytelling style, conventions, and literary techniques employed by Hawthorne, George Washington Harris, and Mark Twain. 
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Hawthorne: Author and Narrator

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils examine the difference between a narrator and author. They read Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, 'The Scarlet Letter,' write a description of the narrator, and research how Hawthorne was impacted by the politics of the time.
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Characters in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Stories

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Young scholars read literature by Nathaniel Hawthorne and write an essay comparing the main characters in the two stories. In this character analysis lesson, students read the stories Young Goodman Brown and The Minister's Black Veil....
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Tales of the Supernatural

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scary stuff! Whether approached as the first horror story or a "serious imaginative exploration of the human condition," Frankenstein continues to engage readers. Here's a packet of activities that uses Mary Shelley's gothic novel to...
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The Meaning of America: Freedom and Religion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The United States of America was founded on firm ideals of both the pursuit of happiness and a spirit of reverence. Through a close reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The May-Pole of Merry Mount," you can examine what some consider was a...
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Literary Analysis of The Minister's Black Veil

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After reading The Minister's Black Veil, by Nathaniel Hawthorne as a homework assignment your class will complete a literary analysis.  Learners will analyze important element of the story and take notes to help support their essays....
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Literary Analysis - Young Goodman Brown

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Why is literary analysis so important? Readers explore writing a literary analysis by reviewing literary elements such as character, metaphor, plot, setting, simile, personification, and style. They read "Young Goodman Brown" by...
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American Romanticism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Rappaccini's Daughter" provides the text for an activity that asks readers to select specific passages from the story, identify the aspect of American Romanticism the passage exemplifies, and then provide an...
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Acronyms - Characters in Hawthorne's Stories

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners create acronyms for book characters. For this literature study, students learn about and create acronyms for characters in Nathaniel Hawthorne's short stories The Minister's Black Veil and Young Goodman Brown. Learners' acronyms...
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Literary Analysis of The Minister's Black Veil

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Explore the short story "The Minister's Black Veil" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. First, read the short story and take notes on specific uses of the elements of writing such as characters, setting, plot, similes, personification, metaphors,...
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The Scarlet Letter and Hester Prynne

For Students 11th Standards
Is Hester Prynne a virtuous woman? To conclude a unit study of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter class members craft an argument essay in which they use the standards listed in Proverbs 31 from the Bible to judge Hester's virtues.
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Nathaniel Hawthorne's—The Scarlet Letter

For Teachers 11th - 12th
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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The Scarlet Letter: Literature Study Guide

For Students 11th - 12th
Although labeled as a study guide for Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the generic questions, activities, templates, and graphic organizers included with this resource could be used to track a reader’s progress through any narrative...
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The Scarlet Letter

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Designed as a visual outline for a lecture on the historical and literary background of The Scarlet Letter, the slides in this presentation pinpoint the themes and literary elements in the novel, the basic tenets of Puritanism, and the...
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Gothic Undercurrents

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Terror, mystery, excitement. American writers of the 19th century, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Emily Dickinson, used these elements to create morally ambiguous tales that challenged the prevailing belief in...
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The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary Words--Set 1--Flash Cards

For Students 9th - 12th
Now this is a cool way to study vocabulary. Kids can click on the EZ Flash Cards to revile definitions, test themselves, or prep for reading. The vocabulary on these flash cards are all taken from the Nathaniel Hawthorne tale, The...
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The Scarlet Letter

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A is for. . .? Readers test their recall of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter by filling in the blanks with words missing from a line of text and by identifying characters and events a crossword puzzle based on the novel.
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The Minister's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore "The Minister's Veil" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. In this short story lesson, students read a summary of the short story and answer prediction questions.  Students then read the story and write a short story of their own.
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Young Goodman Brown - Themes

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students read "Young Goodman Brown" by  Nathaniel Hawthorne and write an essay about the theme. In this theme analysis instructional activity, students read and discuss themes. Students then write their essay about the theme in the text.
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Curriculum Guide: The Scarlet Letter

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The Scarlet Letter may be a classic, but keeping high schoolers engaged in the reading of Hawthorne's vocabulary, syntax, imagery, and historical references presents it own set of challenges. Here's a guide that offers readers...
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A Brief History of the Short Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Before you begin a unit on short stories, give your class some background information about the development of the short story. The presentation includes the history of the short story, starting with the first authors to explore and...
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Our “Civilized” Society

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The Scarlet Letter is the anchor text in a four-week unit that examines Hawthorne's novel through the lens of the intolerances found in a supposed civilized society. In addition to their reading, class members watch clips from TV shows,...

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