Scarlet Letter and The Crucible

The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Objectives:

L.5a – DETERMINE understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meaning. INTERPRET figures of speech in context and ANALYZE their role in the text.

RL.5- ANALYZE how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.

Key Concepts:

Use of figurative language

Text structure

Essential Question:

●        How can the written and spoken word influence people’s thoughts and behaviors?

●        What happens to a house divided?

●        What would lead you to live in the middle of nowhere with absolutely nothing?

Scarlet Letter introduction

Scarlet Letter introductory Power point

 


SL Intro Activity

Scarlet Letter introductory lesson to think like a Puritan in order to understand the point of view of Puritans in the Colonial era


Scarlet Letter Reading Circles

Literature Circles for Scarlet Letter looking at use of symbolism, characterization, and theme


Scarlet Letter Reading Questions F15

Scarlet Letter reading questions


 Irving_Devil_Tom_Walker

“The Devil and Tom Walker” to be read with ch 15-16 of tTe Scarlet Letter


 John Brown’s speech

John Brown’s speech and questions to be read with chapter 13-14


 SL reading activity

Scarlet Letter diary written assignment


 

 Independent Concluding Projects for The Scarlet Letter


The Scarlet Letter project

Group Projects to end The Scarlet Letter (these could also be used as a final discussion questions lesson)


 
   
 Audio of book


 


 

 

The Crucible

by Arthur Miller

Objectives:

L.5a – DETERMINE understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meaning. INTERPRET figures of speech in context and ANALYZE their role in the text.

RL.5- ANALYZE how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.

Key Concepts:

Use of figurative language

Text structure

Essential Question:

●        How can the written and spoken word influence people’s thoughts and behaviors?

●        What happens to a house divided?

●        What would lead you to live in the middle of nowhere with absolutely nothing?

Scavenger Hunt for The Crucible

Web quest scavenger hunt as an anticipation guide – students will independently research Arthur Miller, McCarthyism, and the witch trials

 

 

 


The Crucible, introduction

Introductory power point to The Crucible

Which Witch Are You? National Geographic interactive online game

Witches, Warlocks, and the Salem Witch Trials – an interesting site with lots of background information on the witch trials.  Thanks Ava for sharing this site with me!


Penguin Crucible study guide

Penguin study guide for The Crucible


crucible – LA Theater

LA Theater Works Lessons for The Crucible


Crucible Characterization

Characterization chart for The Crucible


Irony in The Crucible

Irony in The Crucible – fill in the blank to identify Miller’s use of irony


Crucible_Tone

Tone and Diction in The Crucible

 

 

 

 

 


The Crucible Movie handouts

Pre-viewing handout

pre-viewing-worksheet for Crucible movie

The Crucible movie questions based on the 1996 movie

The Crucible movie questions

Activities for after viewing the movie

Crucible Post


The Crucible Prezi for Honors

Modern Witch hunt Prezi Project

crucible-character-pinterest-project.docx

Pinterest Character Project


Anchoring Assignment for Crucible

One day end of play group projects

 

 


Witch of Pungo article

Ghost of only convicted witch in Virginia still haunts house in Virginia Beach

Virginia’s Grace Sherwood, the Witch of Pungo – ancillary informational text


The examination of Sarah Good

Examination of Sarah Good with questions – based on primary sources

 


Mather – The Trial of Bridget Bishop

Background on Cotton Mather

 Cotton Mather – background on Mather and his writing on The Trial of Bridget Bishop


Mather seminar_questions

Cotton Mather Socratic seminar

 


 THE CRUCIBLE ESSAY

The Crucible Literary Analysis Essay

 

Crucible Writing Assignments

The Crucible Writing Assignments – short essays

 

 

 

 

 


 Crucible AudioFiles:Act I:

Act II:

Act III:

Act IV:

The Crucible whole text

The Crucible


Using The Crucible for research skills

thesis_quotes

parenthetical_doc_quiz

Research Paper Skills concrete details commentary crucible


 Terrorism Laws and McCarthyism article

Terrorism Law McCarthyism

MADD McCarthyism article

MADD Represents Modern McCarthyism

 


 

4 Replies to “Scarlet Letter and The Crucible”

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