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Proctor, furious: There might also be a dragon with five legs in my house, but no one has ever seen

Parris: We are here, Your Honor, precisely to discover what no one has ever seen.

 The Crucible

AP Language and Composition
Ms. Gilliam’s C209B
October 10 to October 14
General housekeeping:
Make sure you are keeping up with your reading! We will be reading The Crucible and
discussing the story as a class. Please get your hands on a copy of the play by Oct. 19.
If you owe me ANY make up work, you need to have it completed by 10/14/2016 by the
start of 6th period. 
Monday: Say hello to Big Tex.
Tuesday: Go over PSAT writing practice / Pick up your satirical essays / Discuss Jonathan
Edward’s Close reading of “Sinners…”
HW: PSAT Reading test Part I: There is no reason at all to look up answers or “cheat” on
this activity. We are preparing for the PSAT, and you can’t “cheat” your way to a high score
on the PSAT test. Allot yourself 31 minutes.
Please come see me during advisory or during tutoring if you want to go over any
particular PSAT questions.
Wednesday: Go over the PSAT answers / AP Style M/C questions using “Sinners…”
HW: Work on 2nd half of PSAT test. Go back and reread Tuesday’s instructions. There is no
reason to cheat. Time yourself: 31 minutes.

Thursday: Go over the PSAT answers / Review for Friday’s test: Wm. Bradford’s journal
entries, Jonathan Edwards’s “Sinners…” , The historical background for the Pilgrims and
Puritans. 50 questions/ M/C
Important Dates:
October 7 / 10: Student holiday!
October 11: “___ in the Hands of and Angry ___” is due at the start of class. This is not
the day to have printer issues.
October 14: Puritan Test
October 18: Vocabulary Test #1

October 19: PSAT!!!!

Hale: Theology, sir, is a fortress; no crack in a fortress may be accounted small.
 The Crucible
“The language of The Crucible is not authentic in the sense of reproducing archaisms or
reconstructing a seventeenth-century lexis. It is authentic in that it makes fully believable
the words of those who speak out of a different time and place but whose human dilemma
are recognizably our own. – Christopher Bigsby on Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.