Saturday, October 27, 2012

Updated Weekly Agenda 10/29-11/2

THE CRUCIBLE

MONDAY
Finish Film
Check Topic and Sources
ACT IV:3Q discussion
Share from real trials
Cotton Mather excerpt
Reader's Theater
-scenes and groups
HW Prepare dramatic reading

TUESDAY
Reader's Theater
HW Journal #10: Read Miller's "Why I Wrote the Crucible" and answer the following 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 are some of the parallel characters between the Salem Witch Trial 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 'archaic speech" become new to a writer?
4.  Who might the intended audience for this essay be?  Use evidence to support your response.

WEDNESDAY
Share out Journal #10
Socratic Seminar Questions and format
-prepare for tomorrow
HW Prepare for Seminar;
AND, work on digital annotation

THURSDAY
Cotton Mather 1/2 sheet
Written Response to Crucible
-Beyond-the-Text Qs
HW Digital Annotation due tomorrow

FRIDAY
Presentations
-finish Reader's Theater
-Int The News/Ind. Read
-Digital Annotations
HW Journal #11: Ind. Read Format


NEXT
Seminar
Timed Writing
-swap and peer response
Seminar on synthesis topic
Synthesis Essay Prep and Write

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Weekly Agenda 10.22-10.26

The Crucible

MONDAY
Finish watching Act II
McCarthy
-ism
-Background notes
HW Journal #8: Independent Reading Format
Journal #9: SAMO WitchHunt

TUESDAY
Share excerpts from WitchHunt
Prepare to watch
-Morrow and
Watch excerpt from Good Night and Good Luck
-compare McCarthyism to The Crucible
Digital Assignment
-find a source related to McCarthyism and create a digital annotation: power point, or something more creative?
HW Begin research for digital annotation, due next Friday, Nov 2nd.
AND, finish reading the play.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
Discuss Act III
Watch Act III
Conversations for II and III
HW Continue working on digital annotation.

NEXT
Finish Film
Fishbowl Seminar: see essential Questions
"Why I wrote the Crucible"
Read excerpts from Salem reader
-Dorcas Good
-Parris






Wednesday, October 17, 2012

UPDATES Weekly Agenda 10/15-10/19

THE CRUCIBLE

WEDNESDAY
Bennett Letter
-share excerpts
Independent Reading/ In the NEWs
-sign up for presentations
Finish Conversations #1
HW Read Act III and 3-level Qs for Friday
AND, study for vocab quiz tomorrow.

THURSDAY
VOCAB. QUIZ

Act II: 3-level Q. discussion
McCarthy Background

HW Journal Entry #8: Independent Reading Book Format
AND, reading

FRIDAY
ACT II supplement
MOVIE: ACT II
HW Creative Writing: Journal #9, create your own witch hunt, the setting should be SAMO (in some capacity) for MONDAY share.


NEXT
Group Conversation II
ACT III
Group Conversation III
Dorcas Good; letters from the period
"Why I Wrote the Crucible"
Fishbowl
Synthesis
Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" Extra Credit Journal Entry
Good Night, Good Luck

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Weekly Agenda 10.8-10.12

THE CRUCIBLE

MONDAY
Get Books
Sign Up for IN THE NEWS and IND. READ presentations
Share best fallacy cartoons
Read sample "Letter to Bennett"
-requirements: write a formal letter to Bennett, which identifies the flaws in his argument and offers a rebuttal per the Toulmin method.  You may want to imagine what his counterargument would while brainstorming your rebuttal.
-DUE TUESDAY, OCT. 16th to turnitin.com (this letter will be graded on turnitin)
HW Research Project due October 12th to turnitin.com by 11:50pm; hardcopy due MONDAY.

TUESDAY
THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller
Background on Play and Author
-SALEM Village
-define crucible, hysteria, Puritans, allegory
-discuss Puritan belief (the need for devil in society, a scapegoat)
The Paradox
HW WORK on RESEARCH

WEDNESDAY
VOCABULARY LIST
-quiz next WED.
Begin reading ACT I, pages 3-8, answer the following questions:
1) The tragedy in the Salem community "developed from a Paradox."  What is the paradox?
2) Analyze "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).
HW WORK on RESEARCH

THURSDAY
Read excerpt form Jonathan Edward's "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God."
-record excerpts and label which fallacy they fall under
-record rhetorical devises, state why they might have been effective for an audience
-connect to The Crucible
HW WORK on RESEARCH
AND, read Act I and write 3-level Questions

FRIDAY
Hand back Intercalary Essays
-fill in writing rubric
-writing corrections
-6 pt and 9 pt rubrics

3-level Q. discussion
HW WORK on RESEARCH, due tonight by 11:59pm to turnitin.com
AND, Bennett letter due TUESDAY
AND, read ACT II for TUESDAY, and write 3-level questions