AP Lang: Watching The Crucible


  • ELAGSE11-12RL7 Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (Include at least one play by Shakespeare as well as one play by an American dramatist.) Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12SL2 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12SL3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
I can analyze a film presentation of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

Opening Session
Grab your popcorn because it’s MOVIE TIME! Before we get the movie going, make a prediction of how you think the director, Nicholas Hytner, is going to have the actors interpret the Pivotal Scenes we have focused on in class.

Work Session
Let’s watch the movie!

If you’re following along from home, here’s the IMDB on the movie: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115988/

You can rent it to watch on YouTube if you won’t be here to see it in class.

Closing Session
Exit Ticket! On your way out, tell me your reactions to the movie so far. Good? Bad? Did they misinterpret the play? Did they change things you think should have been left alone, or vice versa?

Formative (class discussions)

Learning style (visual)

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