Tried, tested and challenging 8 week unit on Arthur Miller's modern classic play 'The Crucible'! Suitable for ages 14-17, this unit covers the play in its entireity, focusing upon exploration of key characters and themes. This culminates in an end-of-unit examination that assesses students' reading and writing skills through a choice of two essays and a creative writing task.
* 24 lesson plans (with 16 differentiation strategies)
* 116 slide PowerPoint presentation
* All resources
* Copies of extracts annotated in detail for teacher use
* Homework project
* Copies of all required video clips - 'The Crucible synopsis; 'The Crucicle' contexts; 'Better Dead than Red' contexts
Unit's lessons include:
* Context match-up and comprehension questions
* Character mapping - Puritan society and power in the 1690s
* Exploration of characters - John Proctor and Reverend Hale
* Exploration of themes - Religion, Relationships, Jealousy, Respect
* Exploration of tension and hysteria in the play
* In-depth key extract analyses
* Essay planning skills
* End-of-unit formal reading exam (choice of two questions; one theme, one character)
* End-of-unit formal writing exam (writing to describe)
* End-of-unit formal exam teacher's mark scheme
* Spelling tests (differentiated)
* SPaG activities
* 2 HUGE 60-question revision quizzes
* Teacher/peer/self assessment opportunities
NOTE: End-of-unit exam will simply require applicable levels added to mark scheme; actual marking bands and criteria can remain the same.
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