Sunday, December 16, 2012

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Dear Juniors,

STOP MISSING CLASS, my young friends!

This is what we completed on Friday!

1. Everyone worked in their "Memoir Groups" discussing the second third of their memoir. Each student submitted their corresponding yellow handout. If you missed class, in order to receive credit, you will need to complete the assignment on your own.

2. We then "performed" ACT 3 with the use of some costumes and props. It was so much fun, and I appreciate those that participated!


Sorry, guys, Friday is some what of a blur to me. I remember going through ACT 3 with you in class, but the rest is vague in my memory. DRUGS....I can't decide if I love or hate them! I appreciate your patience.

1. You must be ready for a quiz covering ACT 3! Let me explain how the quiz will be structured. Each student will randomly pull one of the following quotes:

  • "No." (Elizabeth speaking to Danforth)
  • "You are the Devil's man." (Mary Warren speaking to Proctor)
  • "I say God is dead." (Proctor speaking to the congregation)
Depending on the quote that you select, you will need to defend that quote as the climax within the play. You will write a body paragraph justifying why your quote acts as the climax. Each section has merit for representing the climax. One is stronger than the others, but each one possesses merit.

If you would like some extra-credit for the actual quiz on Tuesday, then you can complete the following:
  • Take each quote and explain WHY it could represent the climax....that's it for your extra-credit!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Dear Juniors,

If you missed class today, we completed the following:

1. Journal #4: Crucible: "Paying the price for her silence"
This article should have affected you! What emotions did you experience? What is your opinion regarding the young lady focused in the article? How can fear cause someone to compromise their integrity? How could she have watched the attack upon the counselor and DONE NOTHING to stop it? Why do people choose NOT TO ACT in times when ACTION is needed most? Consider your own character. Would you sit back and watch or would you act? Don't tell me that it depends on the situation. Are you a "doer" or a "watcher?" In addition, how does the concept of bullying connect to the article that you read for today. Feel free to return to your previous article to support this question. How do BOTH articles relate to events within The Crucible?

2. Students took their Act 2 Vocabulary Quiz and we corrected it.

3. Students were given the vocabulary words for Act 3

4. We started reading Act 3.

1. Remember that your "Memoir" session is set of Friday! If you haven't read your second third of your book, then you need to work on this asap.
2. Students were asked to read  up to page       in The Crucible.