Looking for something new to supplement your teaching of The Crucible
by Arthur Miller? Look no further!
As a reading teacher who is also responsible for teaching the standard English III curriculum, I am always looking for ways to make complex texts more accessible to my lower-level readers. The activities in this set comprise some of my favorite approaches, incorporating reading strategies into literary analysis. Although they were designed with low-level readers in mind, the activities are an appropriate tool for any teacher to initiate meaningful discussion about character, plot, and theme throughout the play.
They are not comprehensive and should not be used as your only material for The Crucible
, but if you’re looking for something other than questions at the end of the Act to assess your students’ understanding, you’ll find quality resources here. Each of these activities, too, can be used multiple times throughout the text (and with other texts). For example, if you like the SWBS chart, you could use it at the end of each Act. The Predictions activity can be used later in the text, too—just choose other quotes to inspire predictions. Since the entire document is editable, you can adapt these activities for multiple uses; however, they are certainly sufficient as supplemental material for each Act as they are designed!
As a preview of the type of work included in this resource, The Act One Making Predictions Activity is available as a free download in my TpT store. Check it out HERE.
If you're just getting started with The Crucible
, please take a look at my pre-reading research activity. It's a great way to introduce students to Arthur Miller, historical drama, witchcraft, Colonial America, and the Red Scare--all the important background info they'll need to fully appreciate the play:
The Crucible—Pre-Reading Research Activity