Class Discussion + intro to Socratic Seminar

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AP English Language and Composition

Thursday, November 13 th

, 2014

Review from Weds.

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Turn in King, Jr. Discussion Questions

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Review Unit 3 Rubric

Sub notes

Class grade?

Real life application of the relationship of the individual (student) to the community (class)?

individual

Notes on Individual and Community

individual individual individual individual individual individual

Unit 3 Guiding Question: What is the relationship of the individual to the community?

Simple relationship

Connect to unit texts complex relationship

Connect to personal experience/life

Why is this question important?

Where do we learn this information?

(TUG)

Unit 3 Socratic Seminar

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Fishbowl format (see next slide) – internal discussion circle + external observer circle)

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Create questions to use during the seminar to foster and participate in discussion

Inner circle

Outer circle:

Observers

Discussers

Levels of Questions

World Connection Question

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Write a question connecting the text to the real world

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Example: After reading Carnegie’s “Wealth” and

Hardin’s “Lifeboat Ethics,” would you give money to a homeless person in Seattle?

Open-Ended Question

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What does it mean? You can find the answer in the text, but it requires justification.

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WHY or HOW questions

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Example: How does Standing Bear approach his various audiences, and why is this important?

Universal

O why does it matter? BIG questions dealing with themes of the text with no one answer.

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Why do humans communicate?

Why do humans form communities?

Which matters more, the individual or the community?

Homework

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Create questions for tomorrow’s Socratic

Seminar

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3 world connection questions

3 open-ended questions

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3 universal theme questions

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King, Jr. précis due Fri. 11/14 (3 parts)

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