Juniors: Week 8 Begins Our Study of The Crucible

Students will begin the week with review of our rhetoric terminology and an assessment on Tuesday. Then, we will begin our in class reading and study of The Crucible. The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller in response to the McCarthyism of the Second Red Scare. It tells the story of the Salem Witch Trials and the community ills that lead to this historical tragedy. Our reading this week will focus on analyzing the setting and characterization in the opening act. Students will learn to annotate as a comprehension strategy and as a way of preparing for future assessments. We will read the play aloud in class, and each student will have a part to play.

Parents, how can you help?

  • Continue reviewing terminology with your child. All students have flashcards of rhetorical devices that they can use for review, and they can make flashcards of logical fallacies. Our quiz is Tuesday, and students will continue to use and be assessed on this vocabulary throughout the quarter.
  • Consider reading with us! This will give your child the opportunity to open dialogue with you about the ideas discussed in the play, and it will also enable them to ask questions prior to discussions and assessments in class.