This product is comprised of 8 pages of group work that I have my students complete after we read each act of Arthur Miller's The Crucible.
It is important that your students are familiar with the following themes in the play: Hysteria, Lies & Deceit, Reputation & Respect, Jealousy, Compassion & Forgiveness, Good vs. Evil, Religion, Justice and the Supernatural. I provided my students with notes on these themes prior to doing this activity in Act 1.
This activity gives each group three different quotes from the Act and has them:
A) Identify the speaker
B) Identify the meaning of the quote-what is happening in the play when it is said?
C) Identify the theme it relates to
D) Explain how the quote relates to the theme- what light does it shed on the theme? What kind of message is it sending about the particular theme?
The second part of the activity is for the students to use a Blooms Taxonomy chart (I use this one http://wwild.coe.uga.edu/pptgames/resources/bloom_questions.pdf) to write questions about the play, which I then compile for the next day's lesson for a mini-Socratic Seminar. This serves as both a review for the quiz and a little enrichment.
Lastly, a page with all of the quotes from each group is included if you feel it is important for the students to do review with all the quotes, as each group has different quotes.
I think this activity is very helpful for my students as some don't listen very well when we read aloud. Reviewing the language and highlighting the big ideas after out initial read has proven to improve their understanding of the play greatly.