The Crucible Unit Plan with Engaging Activities and Informational Text

Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
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This Crucible Unit Plan has engaging activities as well as rigorous close readings and informational texts that will bring this classic play into the modern age. Each act contains interactive notes to give students a place to record their close readings and comprehension. I have also included test prep activities and lots of real-world connections to help you bring the classic to life! All of these resources are aligned to standards and can be printed or used digitally in Google Classrooms or other LMS providers.

You will get:

⭐A fun Crucible hook in the form of a magazine style quiz that informs students if they are suspected of witchcraft

⭐Media link and critical thinking questions for Salem Witch Trials context

⭐Interactive notes for characters

⭐Interactive notes for The Crucible Act 1 with prompts for: summarize, interpret, contrast, infer, author’s choice, design from inference, evidence from inference
⭐Interactive notes for The Crucible Act 2 with the prompts for: design based on inference, juxtaposition of words, finding irony
⭐Interactive notes for The Crucible Act 3 with prompts for: paraphrase, interpret, word choice, dramatic irony
⭐Interactive notes for The Crucible Act 4 with prompts for: dynamic character, rhetoric, authors choice
⭐Close reading opportunities to study connotation and author's word choice

⭐Informational text and student mini-project based on fear-based news

⭐A social justice lens on Tituba and The Innocence Project

⭐Witch adjective stations

⭐Witch informational text and test prep based on female power

⭐What would you do movement and discussion activity

⭐Act it out activity

⭐Finger puppet play materials

⭐Scientific informational text pairing

⭐Informational text pairing and real-world activity for Proctor's "Because it is my name!" line

⭐Socratic seminar discussion task cards for the end of the play

⭐Annotation guide for "Are You Now or Were You Ever"

⭐Theme and Red Scare color note summation

⭐Three essay prompts

⭐50 question editable test (self-grading if using the Google Forms option)

✅ This resource can be printed or use digitally in Google classrooms or other LMS providers.

Total Pages
111 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.


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