Challenge students to review each of the four acts of The Crucible
by engaging in speed date debates, where students pair up and argue for or against 32 different claims (8 per act) from the novel — with a new debate partner each time. Use this after each act of the play for four separate days of fun!
This activity is great for authentic review after students have finished reading a section of The Crucible
; students have to support or refute a claim using textual evidence, but they only have 45 seconds to make their point before their partner's turn to argue. After both sides have debated, a short free-for-all ensues before students move to another debate partner and claim. This activity gets loud, but it's one students love — and one that helps them remember key points from the text.
This product is included in my Literature Speed Date Debate Bundle
Your download includes
❑ detailed teacher instructions, including teacher script for conveying instructions to students
❑ four front-and-back worksheets (one for each section of the play), each containing 8 prompts for 8 mini debates (32 claims total)
❑ sample answer key
❑ optional grading rubric
❑ visual diagrams for facilitating debates with tables or desks
❑ quick rules guide to project while students debate
❑ all items are .pdfs, which cannot be edited
✰ Please note that some of the prompts contain references to God, the Puritan culture, Christianity, and sin as addressed in the play.
You may be interested in these other Crucible products:
★ Crucible Nonfiction Paired Texts
★ Crucible Review Game Escape Room
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