11/7 English 1 & English 9RCP

11/7/17 Sneeze: Anticipation Guide

Directions: Before reading the epic, write “yes” if you agree with the statement and “no” if you disagree with the statement.  Tell my WHY you believe that.

  1. Strength of character is more important than physical strength.
  2. One of the greatest accomplishments a person could make is to learn about oneself.
  3. The heroes/heroines of today are good role models.
  4. Killing someone to avenge that person’s wrongdoings is justifiable.
  5. Spouses should always be faithful to each other, regardless of what the other spouse does.
  6. It is better to be old and wise than young and foolish.
  7. People don’t change.
  8. Any goal can be accomplished and any obstacle can be overcome with enough courage and determination.
  9. People cannot escape their fates.
  10. Hubris, or excessive pride, is the greatest downfall of humankind.

 Now copy the following chart and tally whether TEN of your classmates agree or disagree with the ten statements.

Q. No. Agree Disagree
1    
2    
3    
4    
5    
6    
7    
8    
9    
10    

 Socratic Seminar Expectations:

  1. Groups of NINE or TEN in the middle circle
  2. Only the middle circle will talk, though everyone will be expected to talk at some point today
  3. Look at the speaker and use listening body language
  4. Speak voluntarily at least twice – meaningful contributions
  5. Make clear, accurate statements
  6. One person speaks at a time
  7. Listen and respond to what was said
  8. If someone who has not spoken is trying to talk, we must allow them to do so!
  9. Outside circle should be listening and taking notes, not talking or on cell phones

 

Individual Reflection for TOMORROW

Directions: Use the information and discussion from the “Anticipation Guide” responses to answer the following questions on a separate piece of paper. Be sure to use complete sentences.

  1. Which statements triggered the most powerful ideas or heated discussion?
  2. For any of the statements that you discussed, what were some of the strongest arguments or most thought-provoking points made by your group members?
  3. What was your reaction when a class member disagreed with the way you feel about an issue? How did your other group members react when someone disagreed with them?
  4. Was any argument strong enough to make you change your mind or want to change any of your initial responses? Why or why not? What made the argument effective?
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