The Crucible

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Students will be able to:

  • Read, comprehend and analyze a literary text.
  • Identify and interpret various themes throughout the play.
  • Evaluate the significance of a name and justify John Proctor's decision based on their own feelings and understanding
  • Distinguish Puritan Beliefs as displayed in the text and defend their behavior based on their understanding of Puritan life.
  • Relate the mass hysteria that occured in Salem 1692 to other occurances of mass hysteria in America since then.
  • Select appropriate quotes that support Puritan beliefs, examples of mass hysteria and characterization.
  • Categorize the characters according to their involvement in the spreading of mass hysteria and synthesize their similar qualities.
  • Identify qualities of Arthur Miller's craft and analyze the meaning behind his decisions with his writing.

Common Core Standards:

  • 11.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..."
  • 11.RL.2 "Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text..."
  • 11.RL.3 "Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or a drama..."
  • 11.RL.5 "Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure and meaning..."
  • 11.W.1 "Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics of texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence".
  • 11.W.4 "Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization and style are appropriate to task, purpose and audience".
  • 11.SL.1 "Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions..."
  • 11.SL.3 "Evaluate a speaker's point of view..."
  • 11.SL.4 "Present information, findings and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning..."
  • 11.L.1 "Demonstrates command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking".