Today I will be coming around to help everyone with the preparation for their essays. I will look at your thesis statements and provide some feedback before you go into your essay tomorrow. When this is complete and you feel ready to write, you can do review for your unit final. Review your vocabulary words, texts and terms so that you are ready to write your unit exam on Friday and Monday.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!! Today we are entering into the final preparations for our summative assessments. We will begin class looking at our essay topics and our essay exemplars. I will work with the 30-2 students today and the 30-1s will write a practice reading comprehension for modern drama and a poem. Then we will switch groupings.
With the remaining class time, you will be given time to prepare for your essay
We will continue to run separate classes today. The 20-2 students will work on their comic strip representation of "The Crucible". The 20-1 students will continue to work with their visuals and writing theme statements to get ready for their critical writing.
Today we will have time to complete the work we've been doing on "The Crucible". Scene analysis needs to be handed in as well as irony and symbol work.
We finished the movie and then reviewed film analysis. We viewed a single scene from the film and then wrote an analysis explaining why the director chose to use certain techniques. This is due tomorrow.
We will finish watching the movie today and then, if time, we are going over the assignments that need to be submitted for marking.
I'm not here today and we really need to finish reading the play.
After you are finished reading, I've attached a document on irony that I would like you to work on. It's in your google classroom. We will take this up in class on Tuesday.
For the second period today we will watch the movie "The Crucible"
Today we will do another comma quiz...located in your google classroom. Then work for 10 minutes on our vocabulary paragraphs.
We will then read to the end of Act II (one page) and take some notes on Theme. The two most important quotations to take from the end of this Act "I'll tell you what's walking Salem - Vengeance is walking Salem. We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law!"(73)
"Now Hell and Heaven grapple on our backs, and all our old pretense is ripped away - Make your peace! Peace. It is a providence, and no great change; we are only what we always were, but naked now." (76)
We will discuss these and brainstorm what is being burned away by the crucible. We will draw a visual of the clothes and what the characters are like underneath.
We are continuing our work on commas because we still aren't sure when to use them. There is an easy on line quiz here but if you want a great challenge go to this quick on line comma quiz. I will be collecting scores from the first quiz for our grammar gambit.
Today's vocabulary challenge involves writing a short response using 10 of the vocabulary words on the list. You need to write one paragraph explaining the motivation for one character in the play to take action against other characters. For example, If I chose Abigail, I might want to explain that Abigail may call out Elizabeth Proctor as a witch because she is in love with John Proctor and because Elizabeth has been "darkening" Abigail's name in the village. You will have 15 minutes to write this.
We are now beginning the second act of the play. In the first act we are introduced to characters - their personalities, their motivations, and their relationships, the setting and the main conflict. In the second act, we are given an introduction to the theme of the play. Before we start reading act II, we will discuss theme and begin looking for themes within the play. We will review the meaning of a crucible.
If we have time today, we will review types of irony and take a look at how irony plays out in Act II and then at the crucibles that each character is facing.