These resources will engage your students before, during, and after reading Arthur Miller's play The Crucible.
The Pre-Reading Research Activity allows students to discover necessary background information through active research and choice. Twenty-four research questions of varying complexity span five categories (Arthur Miller, Literary Terminology, Witchcraft, Colonial America, and The Red Scare), allowing students to follow their interests and develop their expertise to share with classmates as you read the play.
The Before, During, and After Reading Activities combine a variety of reading strategies with literary analysis, allowing you to ensure understanding and increase engagement during the reading of the play.
After you have finished the play, Analyzing Play Posters is a creative way to reflect on the themes, characters, and plot--either as review for an essay or test, or possibly in place of those more traditional assessments!
These are all resources I have developed and taught over years of teaching this play and I've included many of teaching tips and strategies for making the most of these activities with your students. Additionally, all of the resources are fully editable--you can use them as they are or easily adapt them to your specific needs!