The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best experience. Please click Accept Cookies to continue to use the site.

Scarlet Letter, The - E-Guide

(7 reviews) Write a Review
The Scarlet Letter unit study guide for literature, from a Christian perspective

Click here for a sample section of the guide!

Hester Prynne has traveled alone to America to prepare a home for herself and her husband. In her husband's long absence Hester commits adultery and gives birth to a child. In accordance with the town's strict biblical law, Hester is punished, though leniently for that time in the colony. She is sentenced to stand for several hours on the town's scaffold exposed to public shame and to wear a scarlet "A" for the rest of her life. Hester's partner in sin, a prominent member of the community, remains silent about his own guilt, and Hester refuses to reveal his identity. Meanwhile, Hester's long-absent husband, Roger Chillingworth, returning on the very day Hester must endure her public humiliation decides to remain silent concerning his own identity but determines to seek revenge on Hester's lover. Hawthorne mixes Puritanism with the birth of Romanticism as he examines sin, guilt, vengeance, and redemption.

Our Interactive Study Guide will open with Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0+. You may still print off the study guide just as before. But with the interactive files, students have the capability of entering their answers directly on the computer and saving their work in progress.

Recommended Grade Level:
Massachusetts, 1640's
Study Guide Author:
Michael S. Gilleland
For the Book By:
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Study Guide Page Count:
53 pages
Available to download for 1 year from date of purchase. Once downloaded, back the file up onto a Recordable CD or USB drive for safekeeping. Progeny Press retains the right to refuse replacement of lost or damaged products and/or files.

7 Reviews Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Lynne Merritt on 14th Nov 2017

    This was my first study guide. I think it went really well! Just one suggestion: I wish there was some space between answers in the answer document. Also, it would be nice to have the font size a little larger for my 40ish year old eyes... ;)

  • 5
    Scarlet Letter Study Guide

    Posted by JR on 24th Sep 2017

    Excellent guide from Christian worldview. I really like the questions and the vocabulary exercises. My students enjoyed doing it. I highly recommend it.

  • 5
    Well-written Study Guide

    Posted by Margaret C. on 11th Oct 2016

    good vocabulary exercises and the study questions are on a high level, for the most part.

  • 5
    Progeny Press study guides are

    Posted by Lesie B. on 26th Aug 2016

    Progeny Press study guides are always very helpful

  • 5
    great addition

    Posted by Connie K. on 3rd Apr 2015

    It appears this is going to be a great addition for full understanding of the book

  • 5
    The Scarlet Letter Study Guide

    Posted by Ales' on 18th Nov 2014

    This is a wonderful enhancement to book study. It is well written with a Christian perspective in view and incorporates scripture into many of the questions.

  • 5
    A last minute life saver!

    Posted by Kathy W. on 3rd Oct 2014

    My son just finished the unit on The Scarlet Letter using the Progeny Press Study Guide. When finding out his American Literature homeschooling co-op class was canceled, I searched for some teacher's aides on-line to help me teach this class myself. I was thrilled to find this Study Guide and it was exactly what I was looking for. Also glad to find a guide for every work we chose to read this year in the Progeny Press series! Well-written, easy to use, good mix of vocabulary, comprehension, and critical thinking questions, and helpful answer key for teachers. Thank you!