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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

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Weekly Agenda 10.13-10.17

THE CRUCIBLE 

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Share out some Fallacy Cartoons, Glossary Entries
Bridge GoW to Crucible: 1930s-1950s
Arthur Miller Background
-intentions
Puritan history
-SALEM

The Crucible
-crucible
-witch hunt
-hysteria
-paradox
-allegory
-vocabulary

Reviewing elements of the Rhetorical Essay
-Intercalary
-Speech

Arrangement (sentences): loose, balanced, periodic, cumulative
HW Make sure you read through page 20 for Wednesday; 
AND, complete Journal #10 on 1-2 paragraph rewrites from the Intercalary Essay OR Timed Writing.

WEDNESDAY
Questions
1) The tragedy in the Salem community "developed from a paradox." What is the paradox?
2) Analyze the following quotation: "But all organization is and must be grounded on the idea of exclusion and prohibition, just as two objects cannot occupy the same space" (7).
Characterization and Metaphor
-role of individual
-personal dignity
-human bond
Mention McCarthyism
HW Finish ACT I

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Begin reading "Why I Wrote The Crucible" by Miller
-respond to questions
HW Read ACT II for MONDAY; 
AND, complete Journal #11 on your independent reading, see journal format packet, A, __, __

NEXT
Film
Reader's Theater
Creative Writing Witch Hunt
Fallacies/Toulmin Quiz
Vocabulary Quiz
Bennett Letter Response
Digital Annotation Presentation Project (Create Prezi acct NOW!)