American Lit: The Crucible, Act II

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RL1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

Learning Target: I can cite evidence to answer text-dependent questions.

Opening Session: What’s your opinion on a wife who is willing to forgive her cheating husband?

Look at the following lyric from the Aretha Franklin song:

Well, I’m willing to forgive you but I can’t forget, cause you really really really really hurt me this time.  Well, I guess I can go on— 

 Discuss how the above line from Aretha Franklin’s Willing to Forgive applies to Elizabeth in the section of the text we read today.

Work Session: Today we’re going to continue reading The Crucible, starting in Act II and reading as far as we can get today! From your opening session, you’ve probably guessed that a lot of today’s act focuses on Elizabeth’s relationship with John Proctor. We will read as much as we can, and stop fifteen minutes before the bell for our closing session.

Closing Session:


  1. Scorn
  2. Daft
  3. Timber
  4. Contemptuous
  5. Affidavit
  6. Beckon
  7. Discontents
  8. Hearty

Assessment: Informal – paragraph checks

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding)

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