Lots to do today.

1.  Bellwork
2.  Go over Act I Quiz
3.  Vocabulary #11
4.  The Crucible Act II 
 
 
First, we will begin our class by examining the 8 sentences we explored in our anticipation guide to The Crucible.  Do any of them stand out to you as applying to situations in the first act?  Which ones?  Why?  Take a few moments to reflect on the statement and what we have read so far.

Courage means doing something even though it can be difficult and fearsome.
A person is innocent until proven guilty.
It is more difficult to forgive yourself if the person you have hurt doesn't forgive you.
Beliefs in opposition to common values should be illegal.
Justice is best determined in a court of law.
It is better to die for what you believe in rather than to lie to save your life.
The difference between right and wrong is clear.
Confessing to a crime you didn't commit in order to avoid punishment is wise.


 
 
Today we will wrap up our character sketches and present them to our classmates.  We will finish with a QuickWrite to assess what we know.
 
 
Today you will take Vocabulary Quiz #10.  Miss Lamb has Vocabulary #11 if you would like to start it, however you will not be taking a quiz on it until November 30th, after Thanksgiving Break.

Also, if you did not finish your quiz over Act I of The Crucible yesterday you will need to finish it today.

Happy Friday!  :-) 
 
 
Today you will be reading for 15 minutes, followed by a summary as your warm-up.

Next, you will take a brief quiz over Act I of The Crucible.


If you have any time left, you will work on your group project.



 
 
Today we will complete our Character sketch for our character from Act I of The Crucible. Follow the directions carefully and be ready to present to the class during the last 15 minutes.

OBJECTIVE: Accurately portray our characters from The Crucible through quotes, descriptions and symbols.

CCSS: RL.11-12.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including where the text leaves matters uncertain. RL.11-12.3: Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g. how the characters are introduced and developed).
 
 
Lots of different things to get done today:

1.  15 minute to read your second Life Studies book--due December 10, 2012.  
OBJECTIVE:  Relate the person in our second life studies book to ourselves and to the person in our first life studies book.  What can we learn from these people?

2.  Write a character sketch over the person your book features.
OBJECTIVE:  Practice the skills of direct and indirect characterization, as we talked about with The Crucible.

3.  Begin Vocabulary Unit #10
OBJECTIVE:  To learn four new Greek/Latin roots, as follows:
CRIMIN:  decriminalize, incriminate, recrimination
CULP:  culpable, culprit, mea culpa
ONUS/ONER:  onerous, onus, exonerate
PROB/PROV:  approbation, reprobate, reprove
CCSS:  L.11-12.4:  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases using a range of strategies.

4.  Begin The Crucible Act I Character Sketch
OBJECTIVE:  Accurately portray our characters from The Crucible through quotes, descriptions and symbols.
CCSS:  RL.11-12.1:  Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including where the text leaves matters uncertain.  RL.11-12.3:  Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g. how the characters are introduced and developed).


 
 
Today is a day devoted to your Life Studies books.  After we finish our first activity, we will head to the library to give you an opportunity to check out your second book, which will be due on December 10, 2012.  

Tomorrow, we will return to normal, beginning our weekly vocabulary and picking back up our study of The Crucible.


OBJECTIVE:  Today we will examine the person or persons we have read about in our Life Studies books by describing their challenges and conflicts and the strategies used to overcome said obstacles.  

CCSS:  RI.11-12.3:  Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text.
 
 
After our community building bellwork, we will work on our character wall, coming up with quotes and examples for each of our characters.

Coming Tuesday:  Character Sketches!
 
 
Today we will finish reading Act I of he Crucible.  As we read, remember to chronicle your character so that we can reexamine and revisit them as the story continues.  Once we have finished, we will begin a character sketch activity involving the character your group was assigned.

OBJECTIVE:  Read The Crucible and chronicle how the characters are developed throughout Act I.  We will be able to explain how and why Arthur Miller chooses to portray the characters as he does.

CCSS:  RL.11-12.3:  Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g. Where a story is set, how the characters are introduced and developed).