AP Lang: Pivotal Scene II


  • ELAGSE11-12RL1 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
  • ELAGSE11-12RL3 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 action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed). Georgia ELA

Learning Target
Students will analyze a pivotal scene in The Crucible and interpret the author’s intent.

Opening Session
I’m going to hand back the articles we read on Friday so you guys can see that T chart we made. Let’s share out some of the more interesting differences between the play and history as a review!

Work Session
We’re going to continue in our analysis of The Crucible today by looking at another pivotal scene. This one is the scene between Proctor and Elizabeth at the beginning of Act II.

Last time I had you choose and defend one interpretation of the scene; this time, I want you to choose two:

  • Proctor is cold and distant
  • Elizabeth is cold and distant
  • Proctor and Elizabeth are in love
  • Proctor and Elizabeth hate each other

Choose two interpretations, choose lines that support them, and fill in the chart for how you’d direct the actors to run the scene if you were the producer.

Do two charts this time around!

Closing Session
Let’s have a dramatic reading! I’ll take two volunteers to choose a way to read the scene and perform for the class!

Formative (charts, class discussion)

Process (learning style, scaffolding)

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