1. Historical Background: McCarthyism and the Parallels with the Salem Witch Trials
Please download the following slideshow. Take notes on McCarthyism and the Red Scare, and complete the assignment posted on the last slide.
2. Setting Analysis
Review your notes on Setting, then download and complete the graphic organizer analyzing the setting of the opening part of the play (p. 830-832.)
3. An Overture (p. 830-832)
Please download and complete the following assignment. Respond to the questions in complete sentences and to the best of your ability.
4. 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.
5. Elements of Plot
a. Please download the following slide show to review the elements of plot:
b. Download the following graphic organizer- you will apply what your learned about plot development to ACT I: list the elements of plot in the left section of the graphic organizer; identify relevant details in ACT I of the play, and write them down in the right section of the chart
Please download the following graphic organizer. Review Act I and identify all major and minor conflicts established in this act.
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:
8. Mass Hysteria and The Crucible
a. Please download this slide show and follow directions to complete your assignment:
b. Informational text, "Why Are More Than a Dozen Girls in Up State New York Twitching"
9. Final Essay on The Crucible
a. Please download the following handout that lists the writing prompts you have to choose from, and walks you through the prewriting process:
b. Download the following review of the essay structure and organization. We will be using this slideshow for each step of your essay writing process:
c. Download the following document if you want to see some suggestions and examples of paragraph hooks/leads/attention grabbers:
d. Download the following handout: follow directions/example to format your final draft according to MLA writing style.
Complete assignment 2, "Setting Analysis" in the MAJOR ASSIGNMENT section on the left.
Compete assignment 3, "An Overture" in the MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS section on the left
Finish completing the character tracking chart for Act I. See assignment 4 on the left.
If you were absent of Friday, study the slide show (assignment 5a on the left)- take notes.
Finish Act I plot analysis (see assignment 5b on the left). Complete assignment 6 - identify primary and secondary conflicts established in Act I of the play.
Quiz on Act I tomorrow.
Finish revising your Informational Text ACES papers. Focus on the FCA's and the focus points we discussed earlier: no contractions, no subjunctive mood, no 2nd person (watch out for 1st person), no unclear pronoun references (it says...). Make sure to use transitions to connect ideas.
If you were absent today, make sure to get your paper from me on Monday. Your revisions will be due Tuesday.
Finish completing the character analysis graphic organizer inferring personality traits relevant to your assigned character (see assignment 7, "Characterization" in the MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS section on the left).
Quiz on ACT II tomorrow.
CHECK POWERSCHOOL-ALL MISSING ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE MONDAY, 11/25/13.
Finish responding to the questions based on the article "Why Are More Than a Dozen Girls.." See assignment 8, "Hysteria" in the MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS section on the left.
QUIZ ON ACT III TOMORROW.
Bring books for Independent Reading.
Discussion board: log in to Schoology and complete "The Crucible Discussion" assignment.
Final test on The Crucible is tomorrow. Review types of characters, plot, conflict, theme, tragedy, and tragic hero.
Finish the prewriting assignment, if you were not able to finish it in class. Compose your introductory paragraph-we will be revising them in class tomorrow
In your introductory paragraph, include a hook statement/attention grabber that relates to your topic, and include a small amount of background information (assume your reader has read the play). Be sure to include the title and the author. You will end your introduction with your thesis statement.
Compose your first body paragraph. Use the graphic organizer given in class and model your paragraph after the example provided on the handout. You must use at least one direct quote as textual evidence. Rewrite your body paragraph on a lined sheet of paper-skip every other line. We will be revising your paragraph in class.
Finish your body paragraphs.
Finish the first draft-due Friday.
Complete the transitions handout.
Finish revising your essays: include sophisticated transitions (paragraph hooks/idea hooks/combination transition) to connect paragraphs within your essay.
INDEPENDENT READING PRESENTATIONS NEXT FRIDAY-PREPARE/PRACTICE
Final draft is due tomorrow-typed in MLA format.
Finish notes on your assigned topic on American Romanticism-you will be sharing them in class with the rest of your group.
1. Lesson on Types of Characters
Download this slideshow to familiarize yourself with different types of characters:
2. Lesson on Theme
Download this slideshow to review literary theme: