|Misfeldt, Tanya||(408) 522-2488 ex.3872||English Teacher|
|Period 1 Lit/Writing SH||Room 42|
|Period 3 American Lit||Room 42|
|Period 4 Academic Foundations||Room 76|
|Period 5 American Lit||Room 42|
|Period 6 American Lit||Room 42|
We just finish our American Voices Short Story unit and submitted our first essays to Turnitin.com. Congratulations on all the hard work!
Now, we're starting The Crucible, a play written in 1953, but set in 1692 during the Salem Witch Trials. We'll be focusing on the essential questions:
What are people willing to do to gain or maintain power?
Why do we need to stand up for what is right and what are the consequences of not doing anything/standing up?
o What motivates people to stay silent?
o What factors allow a bad/oppressive situation to flourish?
o Who benefits from the status quo?
We are working on our Short Story Unit, where we are focusing on Identity and talking about what influences our identity and how much power we have to change/shape our identity.
Skills we have been focusing on include: parts of speech, sentence rules, Talking to the Text, and reading comprehension.
What's Coming Up in English?