Sunday, October 7, 2012

Weekly Agenda 10.8-10.12

THE CRUCIBLE

MONDAY
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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