English 10: Act II of The Crucible

Third hour first had to finish reading Act II as a class, completing their annotations. I then stamped in the Act II annotations while you worked in small groups/partners to complete these Act II Questions. When you were done, you brought up your questions to me, so I could check them in before giving you this open note Act II Quiz. We will watch Act II of the movie on Monday. If you have to take the quiz home, please bring it back on Monday to submit.

Act I Quiz corrections are due by Monday.

Also, please begin thinking about the SSR letter to the author you will be drafting in the lab next week. Here are some samples and the assignment again.

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Honors 11: “Brainwashing” and “We are the Dead”

Due to absences, we put off going over the 2nd impromptu for now. We worked in groups to complete this dialogic journal, and we then shared out as a class. Afterwards, you worked in new groups to discuss “We are the Dead”, adding to your annotations. We will go over it as a class on Monday 12/1 prior to our discussion leaders presenting on 3.1-2.

HOMEWORK: 3.1-2 + DL

Happy Thanksgiving! Have a great break!

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English 10: The Crucible Act II

We first reviewed what happened in the beginning of Act II from Friday and shared some of our significant quotes. We then continued reading Act II while still taking down annotations. Third hour got to the narration before Proctor’s line, “Here now! Mary, how did this poppet come into my house?” Sixth hour finished Act II.

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Honors 11: 1984 Impromptu #2

We took our second impromptu for the unit first thing this morning. It was 1984-based. Afterwards, I asked you to get started explicating David Bowie‘s song “We are the Dead” from his 1974 album Diamond Dogs. The lyrics are linked in the previous post.

Then you were to begin reading Aldous Huxley’s “Brainwashing” chapter from his collection of essays published in 1958 titled Brave New World Revisited: Further Thoughts on the Future. It is also linked in the previous post. It was written post-Brave New World.

Both need to be read and annotated for tomorrow.

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English 10: The Crucible Act I Film and Act II Reading Begun

After we finished Act I in the film (attached is NOT the version we are watching in class), we began reading Act II as a class maintaining corresponding annotations. Third hour got to Mary Warren’s line, “I told you the proof. It’s hard proof, hard as rock, the judges said.” Sixth hour got to Reverend Hale’s entrance after Elizabeth’s line, “She has an arrow in you yet, John Proctor, and you know it well!”

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Honors 11: 1984 2.7-10

We first took a quiz on 2.7-10 of 1984 and our discussion leaders took over afterwards for 2.7-10. First hour had a creative project for our discussion regarding the creation of a book cover.

You do not have any reading homework over the weekend. Get caught up if you’ve fallen behind. We will be looking at both of these pieces next week if you’d like to get a jump start on them: “We are the Dead” by David Bowie and “Brainwashing” which is Ch. 7 of Aldous Huxley‘s Brave New World Revisited.

Your 2nd impromptu is on Monday (it deals with 1984).

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English 10: Crucible Act I Quiz and Film

Before we took the Crucible Act I quiz, we went over the review questions given to you Wednesday. We took the quiz on Act I and background information. Afterwards, we started watching Act I in the film (it is different from the play in the way scenes are constructed, so we tried to notice differences). We will continue tomorrow and then begin reading Act II in class.

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