Friday, June 19, 2009

Step-by-step directions to "Reader's Notebook"

Some folks have struggled to get to the reader's notebook template. Below are directions.
Open the school web site and click on "Departments" toward the top.
That will list the departments in the building and pull down to "English."
Scroll down until you get to "Teacher Sites."
The second listing will be "Reader's Notebook."
Click there.

So far the web master has not put up the model reader's notebook for The Crucible. I will check into that.

In the mean time, I will list what I came up with for possible themes in The Crucible:

1. People must oppose systemic corruption. If people think that "evil" will pass by without affecting them, the evil can destroy them and the society.
2. Individuals can find redemption by confessing their faults, taking responsibility for their actions, and taking the consequences for what they have done.
3. Evil exists because good people do not stop it.