Grade: 11th Grade
Subject: American Literature
The Scarlet Letter Discussion Groups (Chapters 1-8)
Fiction, Literary Analysis

Key Literary Terms: Biblical Allusion/ Symbolism/ Juxtapose

Expected Outcome Of This Lesson Plan-
1.Analyze key elements for the first 8 chapters of "The Scarlet Letter"
2. Further understanding of the novel by actively participating in group discussion
3. Become familiar with the language Hawthorne uses in his novel.
Teacher Objectives-
1. Students will pass a quiz on the first 8 chapters of "The Scarlet Letter"
2. Students will ACTIVELY participate in group discussion with peers.
3. Students will take notes and provide examples for key literary terms
"The Scarlet Letter," study guide, "Do Now" folders, Group discussion sheets, quiz for chapters 1-8
Teaching Methods-

1. Lesson Introduction-

1. Do Now: Create the most delicious dessert you can think of. Use lots of details!
2. TPS Do Now
3. How does this relate to Hawthorne's writing style?

2. Lesson Progression-

1. Discussion of Do Now
2. Quiz with review
3. Explain Group Discussion worksheet and expectations. Small group then large group discussion.
4. Literary Terms--Define as a group

3. Guided Practice-

1. Group Discussion
2. Literary Terms--Find examples that Hawthorne uses in his book
3. Introduce new words that will be used in the next chunk of reading

4. Student Practice-

1. Quiz
2. Review of discussion guides
3. Note-taking (time on task)
4. Responses to Study Guide questions

5. Learner Accommodations-

1. Write out literary terms/definitions on board as needed.
2. Guided practice as needed for discussion

6. Assessment-

1. As students read, find examples of symbolism the literary terms we discussed and sticky note these parts in the text.

7. Lesson Closure-

1. What do you predict will happen to all the main characters in the story? Summarize thoughts and place in "Do Now" folder.
Measuring Student Progress-
1. Groups will complete a peer review.

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