"The Minister's Black Veil"

"The Minister's Black Veil"

The Ministers Black Veil By Nathaniel Hawthorne Page 299 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Minister's_Black_Veil Who are the Puritans?

http://teammorganfreeman.blogspot.com/2010/10/ministers-black-veil-picture-roy.html What do they believe? What are they like as people? If their society was a utopia, what rules and ideals would govern it? Terms Parable- short story designed to teach some truth or moral lesson Symbol- person, place, thing, or

event that has meaning in itself and also stands for something more than itself Secret Sin Everyone has a secret of something he/she has done that no one else knows about. Think about these secrets and

why we have them, why we keep them. What is their effect? Why do we keep them a secret? http://www.redbubble.com/people/jelarson/works/4497526-the-ministers-black-veil?p=greeting-card Secret Sin Activity Write down something secret that you know of that either yourself or someone else has done but has been kept a secret.

DO NOT mention who this might be; this is meant to be a creative lead-in to the story we are reading, not a chance for you to get upset with each other. Read The Ministers Black Veil Pages 299-307 As you are reading, complete the reading worksheet that accompanies this reading. These are basic comprehension questions that you only need read the story to answer; they dont ask you to infer or guess anything.

http://apearldefined.wordpress.com/tag/the-ministers-black-veil/ Discuss What is one symbol in The Ministers Black Veil? What does it represent? Do you agree/disagree that everyone has a secret sin? What do you and Mr. Hooper have in common? http://that-lurid-glow.wikispaces.com/Hawthorne,+The+Minister's+Black+Veil+++Period+E

Story Questions: Assessment Complete questions 3, 6, 7, 8, and 9 on page 308. Turn in one sheet for both people. http://blackveil.smackjeeves.com/comics/1171522/page-17/ Story Questions: Assessment Do the reading

check on page 308. Also complete questions 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. http://blackveil.smackjeeves.com/comics/1171522/page-17/ Partner Questions Working with a partner, do the reading check on page 308. Also complete

questions 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. http://blackveil.smackjeeves.com/comics/1171522/page-17/ Turn in one sheet for both people. Writing Activity Because of Mr. Hoopers constant wearing of the veil, people are

feeling guilty and beginning to confess their secret sins to one another. Working independently, write a confession in which you pretend you are 1) Mr. Hooper himself or 2) a parishioner in Mr. Hoopers church. Write a confession of a secret sin that you will read before the congregation of the church (i.e. your classmates). This is made upbe appropriate.

This should be at least one solid paragraph of 6+ sentences. Explain what your sin is, why you did it, and how you are going to change so you are sure to not do it again. Writing Activity Pretend you are Father Hooper. You are writing to Elizabeth from the grave and telling her why you wore the black veil. You know she is dying to know So you tell her about your secret sin.

What did you do that was so awful?? Vocabulary Sagacious- wise; practical Obscurity- uncertainty; dimness Pensive- thoughtful Plausible- reasonable Resolute- firm; stubborn Conspicuous- obvious Disposition- attitude Peevish- irritable; crabby

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