Twelve Angry Men SAC The Rules • 3 periods: Wed March 21 – Thur March 22 • Word count: 800 – 900 words Paper dictionary Double A4 handwritten notes No text No netbooks No electronic dictionaries The Text Write out the full title: ‘Twelve Angry Men’ 12AM or 12 Angry Men Use ‘_____’ or ______ the title Refer to the text as a play A film, movie, book, novel Check & Correct Names Include the author’s name in the introduction: Reginald Rose Spell out the jurors: Juror Three, Juror Seven J2 or juror five Check & Correct Quotes Cite the page number of the quote you use: ‘a boy may die’ (p18) and ‘this isn’t a game’ (p25) Don’t use quotes longer than 1 sentence Choose the most important words and use .... to show that you have left some words out Check & Correct Understand Key Terms Prejudice A negative feeling, opinion, or attitude based on someone’s race, religion or background Some jurors think the boy is guilty because he is Latino and lives in the slums Synonyms: preconception, intolerance, bigotry Antonyms: fairness, justice, respect, tolerance Prejudice – ‘Twelve Angry Men’ is about the struggle for justice to overcome prejudice. Prejudices – The jurors in ‘Twelve Angry Men’ let their personal prejudices affect their decision about the boy’s guilt. Prejudiced – Juror Three is prejudiced towards teenagers because of his troubled relationship with his own son. Check & Correct Use the Correct Form of a Word Apathy / Complacence – noun Juror Seven approaches the case with apathy / complacence; all he wants is to get to his baseball game. Apathetic / Complacent – adjective Juror Seven is the most apathetic / complacent of the twelve Jurors; he doesn’t care about the outcome of the trial, so long as he gets to his baseball game on time. Check & Correct Write in the Present Tense ‘Twelve Angry Men’ was a play written by Reginald Rose that explored the influence of people’s personal prejudices on the effectiveness of the jury system. ‘Twelve Angry Men’ is a play written by Reginald Rose that explores the influence of people’s personal prejudices on the effectiveness of the jury system. Check & Correct Explain the Evidence Juror Eight sees through Juror Three: ‘You behave like a self-appointed, public avenger, you personally want the boy to die.’ It is evident that Juror Eight sees through Juror Three when he says, ‘You behave like a self-appointed public avenger. You personally want the boy to die.’ Check & Correct Proofread for Plurals The juror in ‘Twelve Angry Men’ all think the boy is guilty at the first vote, except Juror Eight who think there is reasonable doubt. The jurors in ‘Twelve Angry Men’ all think the boy is guilty at the first vote, except Juror Eight who thinks there is reasonable doubt. Check & Correct Do Not Use Personal Pronouns Firstly, I want to talk about prejudice. It has positive and negative sides and it is shown clearly in the play. Both the positive and negative sides of prejudice are explored in detail throughout the play ‘Twelve Angry Men.’ Check & Correct Do Not Use Contractions Didn’t / Doesn’t Wasn’t / Hasn’t It’s / Isn’t Couldn’t / Wouldn’t He’ll / He’s etc... Did not / Does not Was not / Has not It is / Is not Could not / Would not He will / He is Except for Direct Quotes Check & Correct Ask Questions Suppose that they just made things up? What is the consequence after the boy dies? Nothing. They can’t make up for the loss of his life. If the jurors let their personal prejudices interfere with their decision, the defendant will face the electric chair. This is a worse outcome than setting a guilty boy free because nothing can make up for the loss of an innocent boy’s life. Check & Correct Sample Cheat Sheet Plan: Essay topic: content & direction words Re-write topic in own words Main idea supporting ideas / 1 quote for each idea How does each relate back to the essay topic? Intro: ‘Twelve Angry Men’ / Reginald Rose Background info & context Restate essay topic in own words & main idea Mention supporting ideas T – supporting idea / main idea of paragraph E – explain more information about your idea E – evidence – quotes, examples, actions L – link evidence & idea by explaining how it relates to back to my main idea & essay topic Conclusion: Summarise how each supporting idea relates to my main idea Restate in different words how my main idea answers the essay topic Vocabulary & spelling: Facts: My Ideas: Quotes: Have I... Used the full title ‘Twelve Angry Men’ & quotation marks? Referred to it as a play? Used the author’s name in the intro? Spelled out the jurors? Cited page numbers after quotes? Only used short quotes? Stayed in the present tense? Not used contractions? Proofread for plurals? Used the correct form of each word? Not asked questions? Explained my evidence? Proofread for fluency & mistakes? Written my name on everything?