The Scarlet Letter Study Guide

Hester Prynne and her scarlet “A” are widely recognized as symbols of shame and judgment, but have you actually read her inspiring, challenging story with your high school student? Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter will profoundly impact your student’s high school American Literature experience. This study guide by Sabrina Justison provides context and direction to get the most out of reading this iconic story.

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The Scarlet Letter Study Guide

Focuses on the following literary devices:

  • imagery
  • character structure and development

The suggested writing assignments:

  • highlight the relationships between characters in the novel and
  • introduce the idea of reliability of a narrator

This NO-busywork study guide enriches the reading of the book for your homeschooled high school student.

The Scarlet Letter Study Guide

is an EBook curriculum complete with:

  • background information
  • vocabulary
  • charts for organizing information as you read
  • thoughtful writing assignments
  • enrichment ideas
  • NOTE: There is no Answer key for this study guide. The discussion questions are of a personally responsive nature and cannot really be evaluated by a teacher as right or wrong. The paragraph-style answers your student generates need only be thoughtful, logical and defensible.

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