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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Weekly Agenda 10.27-10.31

The Crucible

MONDAY 
House Principal Presentations/Survey

TUESDAY
Act 3 Reading Quiz
Review Act 2
-metaphors/idioms
-appendix
Digital Annotation Project, DUE via email TUESDAY, NOV 4th (see assignment sheet)
-presentation is not required, UNLESS...you want In The News presentation credit, a separate category.
-examples!
HW Read ACT 4 for FRIDAY; Dialogue Poem due THURSDAY (pushed back because of MONDAY schedule change)

WEDNESDAY
Review "Sinners" piece
-share identified fallacies
-connect to Crucible
-read Cotton Mather excerpt as another example
--archaic language; dogmatic tone, scare tactic, etc.
Review Act 3
HW Vocabulary Quiz MONDAY; Continue Reading Crucible, and Independent

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
#13: Dialogue Poem Quaker Share
Continue Review ACT 3 and 4
-Journal Entry #14: Group Work-Witch Hunt in a High School Setting includes characterization, and dialogue.
Finish Film
Essential Questions for Culminating Socratic Seminar
HW (due next week RECAP)
MONDAY-VOCABULARY quiz; AND, #14 Witch Hunt script share out
TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY Presentations-DIGITAL ANNOTATIONS due to email: mstevens@smmusd.org (must put "DIGITAL" in SUBJECT line)
WEDNESDAY-Conventions of Argumentation Quiz (study TOULMIN, study all FALLACIES)-format: m/c, concept circles, short answer, matching, fill in the blank
THURSDAY and FRIDAY-more digital presentations; culminating Seminar, and Rhetorical Timed Writing (#2)

NOTE for Teacher only: 
No Bennett letter this year, save argument letter format for other unit.




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Journal Entry List

Grading Period 2
Journal #10 on 1-2 paragraph rewrites from the Intercalary Essay OR Timed Writing.
Journal #11 on your independent reading, see journal format packet, A, __, __,_
Journal #12: Miller Essay Questions: "Why I Wrote The Crucible"
Journal #13: Dialogue Poem: Choose one character to follow through out Acts I-III.  Dialogue Poem Assignment: choose one important character, trace their development, or their influence on the plot; record key dialogue in wither open prose, blank verse (iambic pentameter) or , a unique rhyme scheme.  Feel free to add some of your own language to make the poem work, make sure the language suits the character.  Anywhere from 10-20 lines is appropriate.

Extra  Credit: Glossary Entry on a Fallacy.  DO NOT NUMBER.

Miller Questions: "Why I Wrote the Crucible"

"Why I Wrote the Crucible" Questions
Comprehension
1) Define two unknown words and use them in an original sentence.
2) What is the "paralysis" Miller responded to by writing the play?
3) What were some parallel characteristics between the Salem Witch Trials and the McCarthy "hunt for Reds in America?"
4) How has the play become a political tool?

Devices
1) What is one simile/metaphor Miller uses?  Is it effective?  Why or why not?
2) What kind of previous knowledge might be useful before reading this essay?
3) How might an "archaic speech" become new to a writer?
4) Who might the intended audience be for this essay?  Use evidence to support your reasoning.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Weekly Agenda 10.20-10.24


THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Review Act 1: characterization, plot, dramatic reading;
-sketch out metaphoric language: e.g. "Abigail is the root of all evil..."
Dialogue Poem Assignment: choose one important character, trace their development, or their influence on the plot; record key dialogue in wither open prose, blank verse (iambic pentameter) or , a unique rhyme scheme.  Feel free to add some of your own language to make the poem work, make sure the language suits the character.  Anywhere from 10-20 lines is appropriate DUE FRIDAY #13
"Why I Wrote the Crucible" by A. Miller and QUESTIONS
HW Read ACT 2 for WEDNESDAY;
AND, complete an independent Reading Journal #11
AND, finish questions in Journal #12

WEDNESDAY
Review #12
Review Act 2, appendix (Dramatic Reading)
-discuss effect of appendix, why include, or leave out
HW Read ACT 3 for FRIDAY;
AND, #13

THURSDAY 
FILM
HW "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" label and analyze function/effect of fallacies.

FRIDAY
#13: Quaker share out dialogue poem: 10pts
Review Act 3
Compare film to the text
Digital Annotation Project: due next Friday to via email to mstevens@smmusd.org
-make sure you have a Prezi acct.
-student examples
HW Finish Play for Monday

NEXT
FILM
WITCH HUNT
TOULIMIN QUIZ
Vocabulary Quiz
Bennett Letter Reponse
DIgital Presentations 
-RUBRIC