Monday - Today will we will review Act III by working on an activity that deals with the legal process of the Salem Witch Trials. Students will be given proof and confession scenarios that will make them think critically about the implications that their decisions have on others - just like in The Crucible. Share out scenarios to the class.
HW - Act IV questions due on Thursday. Read to page 140 for Wednesday's class.
Wednesday - Finish reading The Crucible as a class. Journal entry on the ending of the book. Share out. Students can work on their character charts, Act IV questions due on Thursday. Movie, if time.
HW - Act IV questions due on Thursday.
Thursday - Finish watching movie, if needed. Review Act IV questions. Integrity and final verdict activity. Share out answers and discuss as a class. FRJ on the book as a whole.
Friday - Introduce Socratic Seminar. Prezi on the process and procedures of the seminar. Students will be given questions for the Socratic Seminar, which must be completed before the seminar on next Thursday (10/12).
Monday - Share out FRJs from over the weekend. Hand in FRJs. Act II reading questions in groups. Continue watching movie.
HOMEWORK - End of Act III reading due on Thursday.
Wednesday - Read as a class to begin the class. Speaking like a Puritan activity. Share out. McCarthyism Prezi and note taking. Pass out "Why I Wrote The Crucible" and finish article for homework.
HOMEWORK - Finish Act III and finish the article for homework.
Thursday - Go over questions from last night's reading. Share out. Continue reading as a class. Questions on Act III? Review character chart and questions from Act III. Movie, if time. Maybe, possibly, a quiz tomorrow on Act III?
HOMEWORK - FRJ on Act III due tomorrow.
Friday - Quiz on Act III reading? Maybe! Looking at text evidence for characterization within the play. Partner work. Share out. Begin Act IV and continue with movie.
Monday - Quiz on Act I of The Crucible. Rough draft for expository prompt due. Today we will peer edit our papers - final papers are due on Wednesday.
Wednesday - Hand in final drafts for paper. Read aloud for 20 minutes as a class. Go over different forms of hysteria and the reasons and causes. Current events article on hysteria. Does hysteria change? What breaks the cycle? Movie, if time.
Thursday - Introduce free response journal to students for upcoming reading analysis assignments. Continue to read as a class. Write first free response journal (FRJ) and make sure students understand what these entail. 4 corner discussion about what each student wrote about. Movie, if time.
Friday - Vocabulary quiz! Read after quiz. Movie, if time.
Monday - Pass out The Crucible books and have students fill out book cards for their assigned books. Give students Act I reading questions, which will be due once Act I is finished. Go over characters and assign out parts. Begin reading.
HOMEWORK - Smithsonian article on Salem, MA. Read and annotate!
Wednesday - Pass out character chart to each student. We will fill these out as we read along. Review NYT article from Monday night. What did we learn from it? How does Salem, MA seem to be? A city upon a hill like we took notes about? Continue reading as a class. Introduce expository essay assignment (rough draft due on Monday). Begin watching movie, if time.
Thursday - Computer lab to work on expository essay. Rough draft due on Monday!
Friday - Continue reading as a class. Work on character chart and close reading questions. Watch movie, if time.
HOMEWORK - Rough draft due on Monday.
Wednesday - Hand in MLK paper from over the weekend. Goals for the year on the whiteboards. Annotating and graphic organizer review. Who were the Puritans? Note taking and PowerPoint. Begin Anne Bradstreet poem, if time.
HOMEWORK - Complete poem worksheet.
Thursday - DO NOW on homework from the previous night. Class discussion and analyzation of homework. Transition to Jonathan Edwards. Begin reading "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." Begin reading and work on analysis questions.
HOMEWORK - Finish worksheet on the sermon.
Friday - Review homework in groups. Share out as an entire class. Pass out and explain vocabulary packets. These vocabulary words/packets will be assigned every two weeks. The first vocabulary packet will be due on 9/22, and we will have a quiz on this Friday. Begin working and studying!
HOMEWORK - Read and annotate article on Salem, MA.