Monday - Share out Act II 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.
Tuesday/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. Continue reading as a class. Watch movie, if time.
Tuesday/Wednesday - 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 - First SAT vocabulary quiz! Go over quiz once all students are done. Read after quiz. Movie, if time.
Monday - 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. Begin watching movie, if time.
Tuesday/Wednesday - DO NOW to begin class. Read together for twenty minutes. Pass out activity packet for the entirety of the play. Allow students time to work on the packets. Share out responses to the various activity sheets.
Thursday - Continue reading as a class. Work on character chart and close reading questions. Introduce and pass out the first vocabulary packet of the year. We will have vocabulary packets and quizzes every two weeks for the first semester. The first quiz will be next Friday. Watch movie, if time.
Friday - Article of the week. Students will read, annotate, fill out the corresponding worksheet, and then discuss as a class. This article will be a solid connection piece to The Crucible. Finish for homework if not completed in class.
HOMEWORK - Prepare for quiz on Act I on Monday.
Tuesday/Wednesday - Hand in introduction letter from over the weekend. 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 on 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 sermon.
Friday - Review homework. 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 for Monday.
Wednesday - First day of school! We will introduce ourselves, go over the syllabus, discuss the year's schedule, and review the class Weebly page.
Thursday - First writing diagnostic of the year through an article and written response.
Friday - Introduce a recurring assignment throughout the year: article of the week. Work in small groups and discuss as a class.
HOMEWORK - Student introduction letter due on Tuesday.
This week, we will have students present their TedTalks. Over the past week the students have been researching, writing, and practicing their chosen topics. This is our final assignment of the year before we begin preparing for the final.
Welcome to our last unit of the year: TedTalks! We will learn about TedTalks, research what they are all about, evaluate specific talks for their persuasiveness, and then create our own talks. This week will be devoted to learning, researching, and then crafting our own topics. Next week, we will begin presentations.
Monday - End of chapter 24 due. Chapter questions in small groups. Review chapter questions. Pass out parody assignment. Allow students time to begin crafting this assignment. This will be due on Thursday. Continue watching movie.
Tuesday/Wednesday - End of the book due. Review chapter 25 in small groups and then lead a discussion as a whole class. Pass out letter assignment; this will count as a classwork grade. The students will have time to write these in class. Share out if time allows.
Thursday - Parody assignment due. Pass out Socratic Seminar materials. Give students time to start preparing for the questions and writing down textual analysis and support.
Friday - SOCRATIC SEMINAR.
Monday - Character development worksheet. Work time in groups. Share out answers. Read/movie to end class.
Tuesday/Wednesday - Quiz on chapters 18-19. Symbolism worksheet. Write down ideas on the whiteboard, and discuss symbolic meanings of major objects in the novel. Movie to finish class.
Thursday - We will take a close look at the title and make connections. Transition to symbolism work. Have students to go up to the board and write down answers. Read/movie.
Friday - DO NOW to begin class. 18-21 reading review questions in small groups. Review as a whole class. Movie time. Please fill out the viewing guide and keep up with the reading schedule.
Monday - Quick reading quiz on all of the chapters that have been assigned out to the students thus far. DO NOW: Why do we lie? Identifying lies within chapter 8 with Holden. What is the reason for each lie? "The Truth About Lying" article and discussion. Continue to stay up to date with reading schedule.
Tuesday/Wednesday - Writing like Salinger - what phrases, words, attitude, and tone does Salinger use in his writing style? The students will retell a fairy tale or a personal story in the voice of Holden and in Salinger's style. Share out after finished writing. Time to read.
Thursday - Thoughts on the book thus far - is it still relevant today? Discuss. Read a New York Times article titled, "Get a Life, Holden Caulfield." Journal response. Go over chapters from the students' reading schedule. Read, if time.
Friday - Class discussion on various videos from the PBS "American Masters" series on Salinger and The Catcher in the Rye. Continue with reading schedule.