AP Lang: The Crucible OPTIC and Multiple Choice Practice


  • ELAGSE11-12W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12RI1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12RI4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10). Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12RI6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
Students will practice answering AP-style selected response questions and writing an AP-style essay.

Opening Session
Grab the essay skeleton from yesterday!
While you’re doing that, I’m going to show you a little summary video for the book you’re going to be reading over the weekend:

Work Session
We’re going to start today with some more AP Test practice. I’ve got a set of AP Multiple Choice questions for everyone and I want you guys to take about a few minutes to complete them. Then we will go over the questions and make sure everyone knows which answers are right and why!

Next up, we’re going to do an OPTIC lesson! You might remember this from last year, and if not, the poster above the filing cabinet should help. Here is the image we’ll be

You’ll do the Conclusion part of OPTIC on our own, and turn them into the basket before leaving.

Closing Session
Think-pair-share: Talk to a neighbor about the multiple choice questions. How did you feel about them? Were they hard or easy? I’ll take some volunteers to share out!

Formative (questions and OPTIC discussion)

Process (Scaffolding, learning styles [visual, auditory])

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