1. Anticipation Guide
Please click on the following link to complete a survey that will introduce you to the the themes and conflicts of the play.
2. Historical Context
Please download the following slideshow. Take notes on historical context of the play-the 1950's and McCarthyism. Complete the assignment posted on the last slide- on a separate sheet of paper create a Venn diagram to compare the Red Hunt and the Salem witch trials.
Review your notes on types of setting, then download and complete the graphic organizer analyzing the setting of the opening part of the play (p. 830-832.)
4. An Overture (p. 830-832)
Please download the following assignment. You will be working in small groups-each group will be responsible for a part of the text. Be prepared to present your section of the text to the class the following day.
Download and familiarize yourself with the grading rubric for this presentation:
ALTERNATIVE ASSIGNMENT: If you were specifically instructed to do so, please download and complete the following assignment:
5. Character Tracking
Please download the tracking chart. Complete this chart at the end of each act to track each character as it is being introduced into the play. Note the characters' descriptions as given by Miller, and establish the characters roles and relationships within the play.
6. Conflict (Alternative Assignment-complete this only if you are instructed to do so)
Please download the following graphic organizer. Review Act I and identify all major and minor conflicts established in this act.
Download the slide show to review the types of conflict in literature:
7. Elements of Plot Development
Please download the following slide show to review the elements of plot:
Download the following graphic organizer- you will apply what your learned about plot development to ACT III: list the elements of plot in the left section of the graphic organizer; identify relevant details in ACT III of the play, and write them down in the right section of the chart.
a. Review the notes on characterization.
b. Use this list to help you come up with specific/precise words to describe the characters' personality traits:
c. Download the following graphic organizer to establish the traits of your assigned character:
Take a look at this example if you need clarification:
9. Discussion Questions for ACT III
Download and complete discussion questions for Act III:
10. Mass Hysteria and The Crucible
a. Please download this slide show and follow directions to complete your assignment:
b. Informational text on the most recent cases of mass hysteria:
11. Types of Characters
a. Review the slideshow and take notes. You must know and understand the different types of characters:
b. Download and complete the following graphic organizer. Select one character for each type. Explain why you chose that character. You can only use each character once.
12. Thesis Statement
Download and study the following slide show on thesis statements before you attempt to write your own thesis.
13. FINAL ESSAY
a. Download the writing prompts for the essay on The Crucible:
b. Download the following graphic organizer and complete the prewriting portion of the writing process:
c. Download and take notes on structure and organization of introductory paragraph:
d. Download and complete the graphic organizer that guides you through the process of writing an introduction:
e. Download and review the slideshow on structure and organization of body paragraphs:
f. Study the example of a body paragraph, then complete the graphic organizer:
g. Download and complete the graphic organizers for the last two body paragraphs:
h. Embedding quotes
i. Download and review the structure of your concluding paragraph, and the different ways to transition from one paragraph to the next:
j. Download and complete the graphic organizer for your conclusion:
k. Download the following handout: follow directions/example to format your final draft according to MLA writing style.
Homework- Most of our work will be done in class. Any assignments that have to be finished/completed at home will be posted here. This section is updated daily-if nothing is posted, there is no homework.