For the past 5 years, I have taught The Crucible, and have attempted to revamp this unit each year. I hope you like it!!!
This Unit consists of a unit plan, powerpoints, pre/during/ post reading activities, supplemental reading, essay/project options, assessments, and my personal favorite: the CRUCIBLE STUDENT READER.
Like at university, students have a reader for the unit / class and are responsible for the majority of their classwork to be in the reader. This makes grading and organization much easier!!! Students build upon critical thinking skills in class but are ultimately graded on assessment performance.
In addition to the above mentioned items, the reader consists of 35 pages for students! Students use this reader for the entirety of the unit and do much more than memorizing vocabulary or recalling plot.
The Reader includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities:
- using Greek/Latin Roots & Context Clues for vocabulary from each act.
LANGUAGE CONVENTIONS using the Crucible
- Semi-Colon Practice
- Subject-Verb Agreement
- Active vs. Passive Voice
- Scenario “Whether or Not to Aid a Fellow Teenager”
- Anticipation Guide
- Nonfiction Article “Witchcraft in Puritan New England”
- Puritanism Notes & Activity “Witch Hunt Game”
- Poetry Analysis “Hanging Mary”
-Introduction / Act I - Characterization
- 7 Deadly Sins / Virtues - Archetypes
- Act II – Foreshadowing, Allusions, Metaphors
- Act III – Irony, Logical Fallacies
- Act IV – Recap, connection to Theme
- Conflicts, Resolutions, & Impacts
- Denotation & Connotation "What’s in a Name?"
- Discussion Questions
- Milgram Experiment
- Movie Analysis Questions
both pdf versions (to keep formatting) and ms doc versions are included.
I hated this play when I was in high school, but now that I get to teach it, I really enjoy it! I hope this unit is useful for you, gives you everything you need, and you end up loving to teach this unit as much as I do.
Feedback greatly appreciated.