American Lit: The Crucible, Act III

Standard: ELA.11-12.RL.1. 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.

ELAGSE11-12RL2: Determine two or more themes or central ideas of text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.

Learning Target: I can cite evidence from a text in order to answer questions about theme in ‘The Crucible.’

Opening Session: With a partner, flip to the back of the book and read the deleted scene that was intended to go at the end of Act II. Just read for now – we will discuss later!

Work Session: Today we will read as far as possible into Act III of The Crucible!

Closing Session: Ticket out the door: Think back to the deleted scene you read at the beginning of class. Write a short paragraph where you discuss why you think Arthur Miller decided to remove that scene from the story.

Assessment: Informal – exit ticket

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding)

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