This Common Core resource includes the full annotated text with marginal guided reading stems embedded of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," the famous depiction of the Salem Witch Trials with Modernist political connections. The annotated text includes 200 teacher-created, Common Core guided reading questions with standard(s) alignment using the language of the reading literary standards. This resource is a perfect supplement to the literature book versions of "The Crucible" because the guided reading questions delve deeper into the complex character development, themes, and structure of the drama that have made it a literary classic.
The annotated text with marginal notes includes Common Core guided questions designed to help students dig deeper in the text and promote their active reading strategies. The full annotation of all 4 acts of the play reflects the full authentic play text and focuses on critical literary elements in the selection. The included zipped folder also includes an unmarked copy of the play so that you can reproduce them for students so that they can annotate them. Reading and annotating literary texts is a critical component of the Common Core State Standards, and analyzing texts is a key skill that students will need for college and the jobs of the future. Using the comment feature in Microsoft Word, these resources include critical commentary and analysis of:
1. Figurative and connotative meanings
2. Citing strong and thorough textual evidence (inferencing)
3. Analyzing themes
4. Analyzing complex character development
5. Analyzing how the author structures the drama including the role of stage directions and dramatic irony
The literary foci are aligned with the RL1, RL2, RL3, RL4, RL5, and RL6 standards from the Common Core State Standards. In addition to the identified literary devices, the documents include standard alignment for each comment and marginal notes that explain the significance of each identified element. These resources will help teachers to guide students' close reading of the text and help them to become more critical readers of literary texts. The provided commentary includes Common Core standard references so that you will be able to help students to see how the guided statements and commentary align with specific reading literary standards.
The Crucible Annotated Text – 200 Embedded Common Core Guided Reading Questions
by Dr. Joel Boyce
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