Day 1

The Scarlet Letter Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Character diaries

    Kind of Activity:

    independent writing


    to develop understanding of characterization and plot developments through creative writing


    This is an ongoing project that should last the entire unit. Students will choose one of the novel's major characters, and keep a diary from that character's perspective. For each “day” of the unit (that is, each chunk of the novel), they should complete one diary entry. Each entry will be written in the first person, and will include the chosen character's perspective on events of that section of the novel. Students should try to adopt the tone and voice of their chosen character, and be...

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