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