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.
- Strength of character is more important than physical strength.
- One of the greatest accomplishments a person could make is to learn about oneself.
- The heroes/heroines of today are good role models.
- Killing someone to avenge that person’s wrongdoings is justifiable.
- Spouses should always be faithful to each other, regardless of what the other spouse does.
- It is better to be old and wise than young and foolish.
- People don’t change.
- Any goal can be accomplished and any obstacle can be overcome with enough courage and determination.
- People cannot escape their fates.
- 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.
Socratic Seminar Expectations:
- Groups of NINE or TEN in the middle circle
- Only the middle circle will talk, though everyone will be expected to talk at some point today
- Look at the speaker and use listening body language
- Speak voluntarily at least twice – meaningful contributions
- Make clear, accurate statements
- One person speaks at a time
- Listen and respond to what was said
- If someone who has not spoken is trying to talk, we must allow them to do so!
- 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.
- Which statements triggered the most powerful ideas or heated discussion?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?