"Because it is my name!"
Have students analyze Arthur Miller's The Crucible for how characters manipulate language for their purposes! In this unit, I have compiled what has worked well for me and my students in the AP Lang classroom. Included are the following:
1) Pre-reading activities on Puritan writings, a speech by Joseph McCarthy, and discussion activities for Margaret Atwood's "Half-Hanged Mary"
2) Resources for analyzing a text for rhetoric, motifs, and character.
3) Close reading questions that can be used in a variety of ways.
4) Motif, word, and character analysis activities.
5) An essay with brainstorming activities and guides for writing introductions, thesis statements, and body paragraphs
6) A fun defense or prosecution of a character speech assignment
Updated 12/2/19: All discussion and free response questions are analytical in nature and meant for student analysis and exploration. I do provide potential responses for Act I - Act IV discussion questions; however, these are my interpretations -- student answers will vary.
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Mike (Lit Monster)
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