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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?

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