This is a 50 Point Reading Test. (This article is linked on the Socratic Seminar Source Sheet, and you may use it as one of your sources!) Best of luck! I haven’t chosen groups yet… Computer Lab 111 (2/19) Socratic Seminar: 2/23 and 2/25 Reflection Paper Due 2/29 Find TWO outside resources (articles, books, films, lectures, etc. [Use the teacher-created topics and linked articles/videos/podcasts to guide you!], and write a thorough summary/reaction to each (For each source: 1 Paragraph summary, 1 paragraph reaction= 300 words) Use Slaughterhouse-Five and your two TWO outside resources (articles, books, films, lectures, etc. [Use the teacher-created topics and linked articles/videos/podcasts to guide you!] to create FOUR questions and/or poignant comments/talking points (2-5 sentences in length). Questions, Comments, and Bibliography must be typed! You will hand in your questions/comments along with a Bibliography on 2/23 or 2/25. 40 Points The quality of the learning in a Socratic seminar rests on the kinds of questions asked. Keep these guidelines in mind as you prepare questions and as you think of additional questions while in the middle of the seminar: 1. Be sure your questions are based on the text. 2. Ask questions that are complex and require participants to think beyond what is directly stated in the text. 3. Ask open-ended questions; don’t ask YES/NO questions. 4. Ask questions to which there are no right or wrong answers. 5. Regularly ask “Why?” “How do you know?” and “Why is this important?” to help participants expand their thoughts and responses. 6. Ask questions that require participants to explain their reasoning, their assumptions, and to examine possible misunderstandings. UNIVERSAL THEME: Core Question - Write a question dealing with a theme(s) of the text that will encourage group discussion about the universality of the text. WORLD CONNECTION QUESTION (text to world): Write a question connecting the text to the real world. Example: If you could create the perfect world, what would it be like? What social problems would you attempt to eradicate? How would you do this? What for of government, if any, would your society use? TEXT TO TEXT CONNECTION QUESTION: Write a question connecting the text to another text the class has read. CLOSE-ENDED QUESTION: Write a question about the text that will help everyone in the class come to an agreement about events or characters in the text. This question usually has a "correct" answer. Example: What happens that causes Jonas to leave the Community early? OPEN-ENDED QUESTION: Write an insightful question about the text that will require proof and group discussion and "construction of logic" to discover or explore the answer to the question. Example: Why did the Giver opt to remain in the Community rather than leave with Jonas? What other ideas have we learned about that might help us understand this text? How do you support that position with the text? What do you mean by____? Why do you say that? How can you verify or disprove that assumption? What is another way to look at it? How are your thoughts now different from your initial ideas? What would you say to someone who said ________? How are ____ and _____ similar? Why is ____ important? How can we move from debate back to dialogue? Who has another perspective to offer that will help us reenergize the conversation?