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Teach Miller's The Crucible from beginning to end with challenging, creative, and real-world activities. You will not find activities like these ANYWHERE else! I've had those other teaching guides from the big companies, and they always leave me needing more. This one won't!
Student Experience: These activities and lessons were years in development from my direct study of this play with my students. There is so much variety here. Kids love the task cards. You will love the quizzes and worksheets to make sure your students are reading. Your admin will love that it’s Common Core aligned and allows for differentiation. From the guided reading graphic organizers to the modern witch hunt short research project to the paired poetry with Anne Bradstreet's "Upon the Burning of our House" to reading about a modern hysteria this unit plan will take your students deep into the text and beyond.
- introductory PPT with background info
- active reading graphic organizers with answers for each act, editable forms provided
- close reading exercises for each act
- characterization for main characters
- two short research media presentation projects on modern witch hunts and the real Salem
- paired poetry lesson
- info text pairings (McCarthyism, Salem Witch Trials, Modern Mysterious Illness, Putnam's apology)
- poetry pairing (Ann Bradstreet)
- short writing prompts for each mode
- interactive plot review and theme activities
- final exam
- readers' theater abridged scripts for each act
- ELA unit vocabulary
- words in context vocabulary lists for each each
- figurative language for each act
- classroom posters
- three grammar worksheets
- reading quizzes
Classroom success stories from other teachers who have tried this resource:
♥ "This is a great resource for The Crucible. It is organized well for a day by day plan, and is easily restructured for alternative schedules (I only see my students every other day). My students are enjoying the lessons."
♥ "I have never taught The Crucible before, and I did not know I would have to teach it this year, so I was completely unprepared. I have asked my colleagues for their lessons/units, but their resources were pretty basic - read the text and answer questions about it. This unit has a variety of activities which will make reading more fun for my students. This is also my first purchase on TpT, and this unit is absolutely worth it! :-)"
♥ "This is an EXCELLENT resource! I love the creativity & design of the worksheets. They aren't "boring" to look at & make the assignments fun. "
♥ "Another AWESOME unit from Ms. Faulkner. Saved me lots of time and helped me get my 11th graders excited about the play."
♥ "Everything you need to teach the play, this was a great resource that I used my first year teaching. My unit has since grown and modified as I have taught, but this will be good for anyone who needs a solid unit. "
♥ "After purchasing her Fahrenheit 451 unit I purchased this unit too, and it did not disappoint! There are so many activities that you can do with you students. My students LOVED the reader's theatre activities in every act where I let them dress up and really play the part. "
♥ "I looked through dozens of plans and units and didn't find any that seemed as thorough and varied asyours. I can't wait to use some of your unit and will let you know how it goes. Thank you so much for sharing your hard work!"
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Updated October 2018
Original Cover Photography by Julie Faulkner