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Socratic Seminar Questions-5th Period (6th Period see below)

Tomorrow is the Socratic seminar on “The Road Not Taken,” “Seven Ages of Man,” and Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.” Below are the questions for the seminar:

“The Road Not Taken”

1. What is this poem about?

2. What are some advantages/disadvantages of taking “a less traveled path” in life?

3. Do you believe the human race analyzes options too greatly or not greatly enough? Give examples.

4. Sometimes taking the more traveled path is safer and may lead to better results in life. If you were in the narrator’s position in this poem, and only one path led to success (you don’t know which), which path would you take?

“Seven Ages of Man”

1. What is this poem about?

2. Do you believe that one’s entire life can be explained in 7 stages? Why or why not?

3. Which ages does the speaker describe most positively? Negatively? Explain.

4. Do you think the speaker can accurately speak about stages he has yet to experience? Explain.

“Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

1. What is this poem about?

2. The lines “a time of war and a time of peace” suggest that war and peace will always exist in our world. Do you agree that war cannot be stopped and that peace cannot last forever?

3. Do you agree that there is a right or scheduled time for everything? Explain.

4. Discuss the comparisons in the poem and explain how this ancient passage can be applied to our lives today.

The discussion of each poem will begin with an analysis. Please be prepared! See you tomorrow!

January 14, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Socratic Seminar Questions-6th Period

Tomorrow is the Socratic seminar on “The Road Not Taken,” “Seven Ages of Man,” and “Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.” The questions are listed below:

“The Road Not Taken”

1. What is this poem about?

2. Why did the speaker take the “road less traveled by” even though he did not know the final destination?

3. Do you believe the human race analyzes options to greatly or not greatly enough? Give examples.

4. What are some advantages/disadvantages of taking a “less traveled” path in life?

“Seven Ages of Man”

1. What is this poem about?

2. Do you believe that one’s entire life can be explained in 7 stages? Why or why not?

3. Explain the significance of the line “All the world’s a stage…”

4. Do you think the speaker can accurately speak about stages he has yet to experience? Explain.

“Ecclesiastes 3:1-8″

1. What is this poem about?

2. The lines “a time of war and a time of peace” suggest that war and peace will always exist in our world. Do you agree that war cannot be stopped and that peace cannot last forever?

3. Do you agree that there is a right or scheduled time for everything?

4. The poem has negative and positive aspects. What can you relate to in this poem? What lines are most powerful? Explain.

*The beginning of discussion for each poem will be an analysis. Please be prepared! See you tomorrow!

January 14, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Literature Circles

The meetings were great today! Some of you asked about extra handouts for role sheets and journal sheets. Look on the College Bound page to get those. Remember, for the next meeting you must come prepared with your pre-group journal and role sheet COMPLETE!

November 17, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Reminders

Vocabulary Test for Unit Two words is Tuesday, Nov. 11. Remember, you will need ALL of your vocabulary cards for this test.

Poetry Place Assignment is due Friday, Nov. 14th

College Bound Lit Circles will meet in class on Monday, Nov. 17th

Bring Mom to School Day is Nov. 17th. Be sure to include your mom in your Lit Circle discussion. Maybe have her read the book with you!

Starting Wednesday, you need to bring your literature book to class everyday.

Bring your Animal Farm book to class on Tuesday, Nov. 11th.

November 10, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Upcoming Dates

Oct. 20th     Final Project for College Bound Book I is due! Also, the third set of Booknotes is due.

Oct. 21st     Quiz on Chapters 4-6 in Animal Farm.

Oct. 24th     Vocabulary Cards are due (22-41).

Oct. 24th      6th Period House of the Scorpion re-write is due.

Oct. 30th      5th Period House of the Scorpion re-write is due.

*Be sure to turn in your Booknotes III/Reader Response on www.turnitin.com by Friday, Oct. 24th!!!!

October 20, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Update!

Unit Test on The Odyssey is Friday, September 19th!  The test will cover The Odyssey, all notes taken in association with The Odyssey, all Greek mythology studied, and MLA format notes. You will recieve a study guide as well.

Booknotes are due on Tuesday, September 23rd!

The final set of vocabulary cards is due on Friday, September 19th. The vocabulary test will be next week.

September 16, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Important Dates

Sept. 8th     Vocabulary Card Check (10-20)

Sept. 12th   Vocabulary Card Check (21-30)

Sept. 16th   The Odyssey Unit Test

Sept. 18th    Vocabulary Card Check (31-40)

Sept. 19th    Vocabulary Test

September 8, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Important Dates to Remember:

-Wednesday, Aug. 27th-Mythology Quiz

-Friday, Aug. 29th-Booknotes Due

-Tuesday, Sept. 2nd-First set of vocabulary cards due

-Thursday, Sept. 4th-Revised House of the Scorpion essay due

-Monday, Sept. 8th-Second set of vocabulary cards due

August 27, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mythology Quiz

Students, remember that you have a quiz on Mythology on Wednesday, August 27th. The quiz will cover “The Beginning of Things,” “The Apple of Discord,” and notes on the epic.

August 25, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

MLA Style Guide

Click on the link below to see the newest version of the MLA style guide.  This will be a great resource for paper revising.

MLA Style Guide

August 15, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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