Thursday, November 21, 2013

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Dear Juniors,
LOVE YOUR GUTS! If you missed class, this is what we accomplished;

1. We completed reading Act 1 and we obtained all the quotes for each theme. PLEASE visit with one of your peers regarding the quotes.

2. We watched the end of Act 1

1. Study for Act 1 ...Check out the questions below for your practice quiz.

What to anticipate for the "quest"........
1. Character identification via descriptive sentences (no name back will be provided)
2. Character identification via quotes (who is speaking and who is being referred to within the text)
3. Theme identification and an explanation as to why the text constitute a particular theme
4. Well-written body paragraph based upon a chosen prompt.

PRACTICE QUIZ: For each question correctly answered on the practice quiz, 1/2 point of extra-credit will be added to your official quiz score.
Directions: Identify the speaker for the following quotes.

1."Goody Proctor is a gossiping liar." _________________
2. "What constitutes the reading of strange books, Mr. Hale?" _______________
3. "Here is the invisible world. In this book, the Devil stands stripped of all his brute disguises."
4. "Why am I constantly persecuted here? I am not use to this poverty. I left a thifty business in the Barbados." _________________
5. "I think she'll wake when she tires of it." ________________
6. "That tract is in my bounds. My bounds, sir. It stands clear in my grandfather's will that everything from the north pasture on wards is......" ___________________
7. "Witchery is a hang'in error like they done in Boston two year ago. We'll only be whipped for the danc'in." ________________
8. "I know it, sir. I sent my child--she should learn from Tituba who murdered her sisters." __________
9. "The Devil is precise; the marks of his presence are definite as stone, and I must tell you all that I shall not proceed unless you are prepared to believe me." ________________
10. "Abby, put it out of mind. I'll not be coming for you more." _____________________

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 11, 2013

We completed the following today in class:

1. Journal #3: "Crucible: Why Innocent People Confess to Crimes"
Please divide your paper horizontally into two sections. Please label each section in the following way: Part1 and Part 2

Part 1: Please respond to the following question. In three to four sentences identify how the article entitled "Why Innocent People Confess to Crimes" relate to events within The Crucible. I realize that you haven't completed ACT 1 of the play; however, you know enough from our class discussions that you can fully answer the above question.

Part 2: What questions did you ask? I know that you were able to use all the colors.  Please indicate the questions you asked for Part 2.

2. We then continued with reading ACT 1 of the drama. While reading, students were asked to identify character quotes that pertain to each of the four theme topics.

3. We then viewed a section of ACT 1 from the film.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Dear Juniors,
If you missed class, we completed the following:

1. Each student worked in their "Book Club" groups, and then submitted the first assessment for the book club reading. If you missed class, please have this ready to submit at the beginning of class on Tuesday.

2. We then reviewed regarding the introductory information regarding the Puritan culture. Each student was given two options from which to choose for their quiz. If you missed, then plan on attending a flex session in order to take the quiz.

3. We then started discussing the characters within The Crucible. Please obtain this information from another student.

Oleg, Roger, Marjorie, Kenya and Jose,
Please stop by and visit with me, so we can discuss what you missed.

1. Keep reading your book,