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The Participial The DescriptorEnglish 11Mrs. GillmoreFall 2012
The Participial The FormulaVerb + ing, ed, t, d, n, en = Adjective
OpenerMotivated by selfish desires, Abigail Williams cares little for sacred vows.
Subject-Verb SplitAbigail Williams, exciting the other girls into a frenzy of emotions, manipulates the town to ensure her own desires.
CloserAbigail Williams, a character we love to hate, appears to beat the system, leaving town with her uncle’s money.
The DescriptorWhat did we learn new about Abigail via the participial phrases? – Motivated by selfish desires – exciting the other girls into a frenzy of emotions – leaving town with her uncle’s money
YOUR Turn: Group Work• Arthur Miller• Salem Witch Trials• McCarthyism• For your assigned topic, create three descriptors: – Opener – S-V Split – Closer SHARE!
Independent AssessmentCreate three sentences using the information below.Opener – Subject/Verb Split - Closer• When she was younger, Abigail watched both of her parents be murdered. She tells the other girls, "I saw Indians smash my dear parents head on the pillow next to mine" (I.119).• In reality, Abigail Williams was only eleven years old at the time of the witch trials. We will always wonder why she accused Elizabeth and not John. Maybe he was just nice to her. Who knows? • Source