This is the first lesson of the unit! To get my kids into the tone of the play, I start by posing a question. I want them to step into a certain situation and explain their actions and what the outcome was. If they can relate to a general idea of a piece of writing, they will be more apt to talk about it and get into it. There is an article I have included that goes over the time period and what the Salem Witch Trials were. I also have a PowerPoint I will attach as another item that will go over what a tragedy is and all of the components that go along with it.