TODAY IS OUR CRITICAL LENS CRUCIBLE TEST.
**Remember: I will give you your essays back with a grade. If you don't like your grade, you have an opportunity to REWRITE the essay by the next day to get a better grade. If your grade is not BETTER, I will not change it to the lower grade.
Critical Lens Essay:
**Quote the critical lens quote. Example: F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, "insert quote here".
**Restate the quote in your own words and explain it.
**Decide whether you agree or disagree with the author of the quote.
**Write a thesis, or basic POINT of the essay. Example: "F. Scott Fitzgerald can be proven to be correct in The Crucible when John Proctor...."
**This is where you are using the text (in this case, The Crucible) to prove your POINT. Give details from the storyline that support your opinion. REMEMBER to explain how these details connect the QUOTE to the TEXT.
**This is where you restate your thesis, then move away from the text and the details of the book. At the end of your essay, you should be talking about how the quote fits in to real life. End with a profound thought about the idea behind the quote.
You have TWO days - today and tomorrow - to write this. BRING A BOOK tomorrow in case you finish and have extra ti