Monday, October 6: Prep for Socratic Seminar

Tomorrow we will be holding our first Socratic Seminar of the year, in which students work together to come up with an answer to some key questions. Our questions are: Why do we read and write memoirs? Is this an inherently selfish or selfless act?

1. Students received “But Enough About Me,” a shortened version of a full-length article from the New Yorker.

2. We read and annotated the first page of the article together.

3. Finally, students continued reading alone or in pairs.

HW: Finish reading But Enough About Me and answering the five questions on the back for tomorrow. Optional: If you have a smartphone, iPod, iPad, laptop, etc. you may bring it in tomorrow to use during class.