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".
Cindy Frank
410 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 9 learners
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55 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

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Class Experience

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.


Cindy Frank
Lives in the United States
Former High School Literature and Art History Teacher, Speech and Debate Coach
410 total reviews
375 completed classes

About Me

Hello, Everyone, I'm Cindy Frank!

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