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THE CRUCIBLE Act 1 Comprehension Questions & Dramatic Exposition Annotation

THE CRUCIBLE Act 1 Comprehension Questions & Dramatic Exposition Annotation
Product Description
This resource for Arthur Miller's The Crucible is two products for the complete examination of Act 1.

First is a Dramatic Exposition Annotation activity:

The Crucible is full of dramatic exposition essential for students' understanding of the Puritan age and the history of the witch trials.

This activity helps them navigate that exposition.

This is an activity requiring students to read, analyze, and annotate the dramatic exposition in Act 1 of The Crucible.

I duplicated those sections of the act so that students can highlight and write comments about the text on the handout.

There are 63 tasks requiring students to

---identify allusions,
---define terms, and
---analyze plot and character.

Students are also asked to paraphrase each paragraph on lines provided on the handout.

I use a clear font.

Text is spaced so students have room to write.

Created with Word, editable

This is a great activity requiring close reading and use of various strategies.

The second resource is 88 Questions for Comprehension and Analysis:

There are 88 questions (some questions within questions)
requiring students' close reading of Act 1.

The resource could also be used as a discussion guide or a
very detailed reading check.

Questions cover:

---The girls' indiscretion in the forest
---Characterization of the main characters
---Contention among Salem townspeople
---The pros and cons of there being witchcraft in Salem
---The interrogation of Tituba and the girls
---The flurry of accusations

I use clear font and provide space for student responses.

Two simple graphics.

These resources are also available individually in my store.

Please check out my other products for The Crucible including
----an objective test that covers the entire play
----an introduction to Colonial America and Puritanism
----"Induced Hysteria" a researched formal speech about the events and people associated with McCarthyism
----"Dangerous Ideology" a group researched presentation about historical events and people who began with good intentions, but fell into tyranny.
----PowerPoint presentation comparing the witch trials to the play for historical accuracy

Just click here to browse my other resources for The Crucible:

The Crucible Store

Thank you.


Total Pages
30 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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