The following assignment allows students to make inferences before reading the text 12 Angry Men. Here's the catch, you will not tell them what you are reading next (this can be modified if you have already spoiled the title).
Preview: What text will we read next? Today, you will discover the text based on excerpts from the text, vocabulary, and other clues! This is the final text of the year. Before we read the text, you will use preview strategies. Today, you will work as a detective to make inferences about our next text.
Students will go through 5 parts:
Part 1: Previewing the vocabulary—complete the following chart.
Part 2: Quick write—Answer the following question in 4-6 complete sentences.
Part 3: Important Quotes
Part 4: Anticipation Questions—decide whether or not you agree or disagree with each statement and explain.
Part 5: Make a prediction about the text—what text will we read next? What is about? Can you guess the title based on your knowledge of plays written on this subject?