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The Socratic Discussions: Can Reading Novels Create a More Empathetic Society?
In this one-time class, students expand their critical thinking skills to engage in Socratic discussion sparked by the Time Magazine essay, "Read a Novel: It’s Just What the Doctor Ordered". ESL friendly, CEFR level C1, C2 (Advanced). #academic
US Grade 7 - 10
Kindly note: This is an ESL friendly class, CEFR level — C1, C2 (Advanced) Please feel free to write me via Outschool email with questions. *** What books do you love and which books have transformed your own life? How have these books shaped you as a person? In this one-time course, we will engage in an energetic and spirited Socratic discussion sparked by the Time Magazine essay "Read a Novel: It’s Just What the Doctor Ordered" by Sarah Begley (Oct. 26, 2016). Begley argues persuasively...
Build critical thinking skills Analyze a complex text Enrich ongoing vocabulary with an objective of building towards the SAT and ACT word lists Participate in lively group discussion to enhance speaking and verbal abilities Bridge connections presented by the essay to past readings Encourage respectful communications
As committed teacher of both high school art history and literature classes, Socratic discussion has always formed one of the core teaching methods in all my classes.
Pencil and paper should be brought to class. Learners should have printed and annotated the Time Magazine article prior to class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
I will send a complete written summation of the discussion following class discussion.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Meet the teacher
Hello, Everyone, I'm Cindy Frank! *Proud ACE Educator and INDEPENDENT TEACHER *Classes limited to 6 students--all have a voice in the classroom * All classes taught, written, and created by me for my learners *Each session a full 55 minutes of...
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Completed by 9 learners
Live video meetings
2-6 learners per class