The Crucible Literature Guide Full Unit of Study for Teaching The Crucible

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Crucible by Arthur Miller, The Crucible Literature Guide

Our newly REVISED Literature Guide for Arthur Miller's The Crucible has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the NCTE/IRA English Language Arts Standards, and the Texas TEKS for grades 9-12. 122 pages.

This rigorous, fully-aligned Literature Guide for teaching The Crucible includes:

•Pre-Reading Activities List (numerous standards addressed through writing and project-based ideas)

•Informational Focus: Notes on the New England Primer, followed by CCSS-aligned Comprehension Check questions (RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.10)

•Informational Focus: Witchcraft in Puritan New England followed by CCSS-aligned Comprehension Check questions (RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.10)

•Informational Focus: Puritan Religion and Beliefs followed by CCSS-aligned Comprehension Check questions (RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.10)

•Informational Focus: The Red Scare and McCarthy Trials followed by CCSS-aligned Comprehension Check questions (RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.10)

•Notes on the Elements of Drama

•Active Reading Note-Taking Guides for active reading and keeping track of important events and elements of the play

•Brief excerpt on the Historical Accuracy of The Crucible with corresponding questions

•Comprehension and Analysis Questions (numerous and varied CCSS addressed)

•Post-Reading and Extension Ideas (numerous standards addressed through project-based ideas)

•Essay and Writing Prompts (numerous standards addressed through writing projects and ideas)

•Prior Knowledge Anticipation/Reaction Activity (to explore themes and provoke discussion)

•Reading: Informational Focus Biography on author Arthur Miller, followed by corresponding CCSS-aligned Comprehension Check questions (RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.10)

•Vocabulary Lists: one with, and one without definitions (L.9-10.6; L.11-12.6)

•Terminology from the Play (L.9-10.6; L.11-12.6)

CCSS Reading: Literature Focus activities and lessons, including
•Characterization, (RL.9-10.3; RL.11-12.3)
•Elements of Drama and Author’s Choices (RL.9-10.5; RL.11-12.5)
•Types of Conflict (RL.9-10.3; RL.11-12.3)
•Literary Devices (RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5; RL.11-12.4, L.11-12.5, W.11-12.3.D)
•Tragedy and the Tragic Hero (Rl.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3; RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3)

CCSS Writing Focus activities and lessons, including
•Constructing Topic Sentences and Gathering Information (W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2.A, W.9-10.9; W.11-12.2. W.11-12.2.A, W.11-12.9)
•MLA Citation Format (W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2.C, W.9-10.8; W.11-12.2, W.11-12.2.C, W.11-12.8)
•Drafting a Literary Analysis (W.9-10.5; W.11-12.5)
•Peer Revision and MLA Paper Format (W.9-10.5, W.9-10.6; W.11-12.5, W.11-12.6)
•Validating the Credibility of Online Sources (W.9-10.8; W.11-12.8)

CCSS Language Focus activities and lessons, including
•Word Meanings in Context (L.9-10.4, L.9-10.4.A-D; L.11-12.4, L.11-12.4.A-D)
•Vocabulary in Context (L.9-10.4.A; L.11-12.4.A)
•Hyphenation Conventions (L.11-12.1.A)
•Word Roots and Context (L.9-10.4.A, L.9-10.4.C, L.9-10.4.D; L.11-12.4.A, L.11-12.4.C, L.11-12.4.D)
•Connotation/Denotation (RL.9-10.4, L.9-10.4.B; RL.11-12.4, L.11-12.4.B)

CCSS Speaking and Listening Focus Evaluating Arguments (SL.9-10.3; SL.11-12.3)

•Quiz on each Act
•Two Final Exam Options - One entirely Multiple Choice
•Final Vocabulary Test
•Teacher's Guide with Summary of the Play, Suggested Related Reading, Notes for the Teacher, Sample Agenda, Answer Key, and Common Core Alignment Documentation

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Please Note: Common Core State Standards have not been individually notated within this Guide. Activities and lessons for this Guide are aligned with the CCSS, however, Comprehension Check Questions, quizzes, and tests may not expansively address the full rigor of the Common Core.
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