Happy Tuesday. I am concerned that some of you don't study for the tests. I have been asking the same types of questions and going over the information repeatedly in class, and yet the test scores are sad and depressing.
Today, we will AGAIN go over the basic Act II information and the brush strokes. I would like you to actually participate and pay attention. If this does not happen, I cannot know if you are processing the information or just nodding at me when I ask you a question.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN GRADES!!! I am available 5th, 6th, and 10th periods to give you as much help as you need. USE THE HELP if you need it!!
You have a quiz on Tuesday over Act II. It will be difficult and you will need to know your brush strokes.
Today I checked NOTEBOOKS. The warning has been on the chalkboard since Monday. This is what your notebook should look like:
Have a great weekend.
Today in class we began Act Two of The Crucible and listened to a very intense conversation between John Proctor and his wife, Elizabeth, who knows that he and Abigail had an affair.
Please keep in mind:
1. Elizabeth has a hard time trusting John because he betrayed her.
2. Elizabeth has a hard time being confident as a woman because John chose to be with someone else.
3. John has a hard time looking at Elizabeth because he knows he messed up.
4. John is frustrated with his wife because she never seems to trust him for anything and he has been trying really hard to please her for the last seven months.
Tomorrow we'll probably finish Act Two, which means that there is a quiz early next week. Know your plot, characters, and BRUSH STROKES.
Quiz today. If you missed it, make it up before Friday.
Also, bring your Outside Reading Books (ORBs) tomorrow.
Today we ended Act One in The Crucible. Tomorrow you will have a quiz. Please study the following:
Today we went to the library and read books of our choice. I hope you enjoyed the time. We will continue to do this throughout the year.
Homework: Click on the comments for today's blog. Write your name, the book you chose, and the author's name.
Today we discussed the following:
We have begun a new book - The Crucible. To get our back-story, we looked at Arthur Miller, his time period, and his point in writing this play.
Today we read a few pages, seeing that there were events that led up to the beginning of this text. Events that happened before the "curtain opens" are:
See you tomorrow.