This week we will continue to read and finish The Crucible. We will also focus on understanding drama and begin memorizing lines and act them out as a performance. Just a reminder, if you need any extra assistance with your writing, please make sure you are attending hot lunch tutorials on Monday’s A lunch and Thursday’s B lunch.
Below is the proposed agenda for the week:
Common Core Standards:
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).
Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.
Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of the text.
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to address a question or solve a problem.
Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.
Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
How do our choices affect our future?
How do we adapt to difficult circumstances?
What can we learn from the past?
Monday: Vocabulary, grammar, read the Crucible, and character mapping. Objectives: Today students will continue to read the Crucible, as well as begin mapping out the characters in the play. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will have met all characters within the play, as well as associated them with their roles and importance. In addition, students will also continue to learn and grow in the usage of vocabulary and grammar. Homework: None.
Tuesday: Vocabulary review, grammar review, the Crucible, and memorize lines. Objectives: Today students will continue to read the Crucible, as well as focus on memorizing their lines. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will have a larger picture of the motives behind the characters in the Crucible. In addition, students will also begin memorizing their lines. They will not only have to memorizing them, but they will also have to perform them at the end of this week. Homework: Continue memorizing lines.
Wednesday: Poetry, the Crucible, journal writing, and continue memorizing lines. Objectives: Today’s class will be a continuation of yesterday as students will continue to read, analyze, and evaluate the Crucible and poetry. Outcomes: By the end of class, students should be able to present their lines, as well as assess poetry and the Crucible more critically. Homework: Continue memorizing lines, and vocabulary.
Thursday: Poetry continued, the Crucible, journal writing, and continue memorizing lines. Objectives: Today’s class will be a continuation of yesterday as students will continue to read, analyze, and evaluate the Crucible and poetry. Outcomes: By the end of class, students should be able to present their lines, as well as assess poetry and the Crucible more critically. Homework: Continue memorizing lines, and vocabulary.
Friday: Vocabulary Quiz, Grammar Quiz, Finish the Crucible, continue memorizing lines, and watch a part of the Crucible. Objectives: Today’s class will focus on students continuing to read the Crucible, as well as them being assessed on their understanding of vocabulary in context and grammar. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will have been assessed on all targeted goal throughout the week. Students should also be prepared to present their lines on Monday. Homework: Continue memorizing lines.