Explain that the stage directions tell the actor how to perform her lines

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Explain that the stage directions tell the actor how to perform her lines. GUIDED PRACTICE Have students review dramatic conventions on page 132. T E X T A N A L Y S I S Model the Skill: draw conclusions about characters Refer to the dialogue in the skill box above. Say, “Based on Beth’s actions and words, I conclude that her trait is to be caring.” GUIDED PRACTICE Have students add Beth to their character graphic organizer on this page and look for evidence in the play that supports their conclusions. RESOURCE MANAGER—Copy Master Draw Conclusions About Characters p. 199 (for use while reading the selection) R E A D I N G S K I L L V O C A B U L A R Y S K I L L vocabulary in context PRETEACH VOCABULARY To preteach vocab- ulary for The Crucible, use the Vocabulary Study copy master. Supply these definitions as needed for Acts One: Act One, line 686: anarchy (a ˘n ´ e r-ke ¯) n. condition of lawlessness and disorder page 145: corroborate (k e -ro ˘b ´ e -ra ¯t´) v. to support with evidence line 156: deference (de ˘f ´ e r- e ns) n. respect and honor due to a superior or elder page 151: iniquity (ı˘ -nı˘ k ´ wı˘ -te ¯) n. wickedness; immorality line 310: subservient (s e b-sûr ´ ve ¯- e nt) adj. acting like a servant RESOURCE MANAGER—Copy Master Vocabulary Study p. 201 the crucible: act one 135 RL 3 RL 5 RL 1 RL 3 L 4
CrucibleTheArthur MillerT E X T A N A L Y S I SPractice and ApplysummaryIn this play, Arthur Miller traces the hysteria in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, as several girls begin to accuse their neighbors of associating with the Devil. Suspicion and ill will spread as the townspeople bring up current disputes and past grudges, implicate one another in the charge of witchcraft, and witness court proceedings against those so charged. By the time the witch trials end, Salem has been forever stained.conventions of dramaAll the characters in a drama usually are presented in a list at the beginning of the play. If you were watching this play in a theater, which character would you expect to see first on the stage? read with a purposeHelp students set a purpose for reading. Tell them to read to discover what happens to a community when rumors influence people’s beliefs.RL 3 RL 5 136 differentiated instruction for english language learners Vocabulary Support Explain that the word crucible has more than one meaning. A cru- cible is a container that can withstand great heat, such as for melting metal. It is also a severe test or trial. Explain that an actual crucible does not appear in the play. (Refer students to the Background note on p. 137 and discuss the concept of metaphor.) for struggling readers In combination with the Audio Anthology CD, use one or more Targeted Passages (pp. 137, 147, 156, 162) to ensure that students focus on key story events and concepts. Targeted Passages are also good for English learners. 1 Targeted Passage [ BACKGROUND ] This passage introduces the play’s historical context and Miller’s approach to the culture and troubled tone of Salem in that era. 136 unit 1 : early american writing

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