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1 Flowers for Algernon ENG 10 Novel Study Pre-Reading Activities

2 Discussion Questions Have you ever thought about what it would be like to have an IQ of about 68? How would people treat you? How would you feel about yourself? Would you want to become "smarter"? If someone you respected came to you and told you they could make you smarter, would you take them up on their offer?

3 Rorschach Test/Inkblot Test






9 Background Method of psychological evaluation Psychologists use to examine personality characteristics and emotional functioning of patients Currently the second most commonly used test in forensic assessment Developed by Hermann Rorschach –Swiss psychiatrist –Believe in psychoanalysis –early 1900s

10 Defining Intelligence Can you define intelligence? Should intelligence be tested? Traditional view of intelligence vs. Multiple Intelligences theory

11 Types of Disabilities

12 Standing Outside The Fire Garth Brooks We call them cool Those hearts that have no scars to show The ones that never do let go And risk it the tables being turned We call them fools Who have to dance within the flame Who chance the sorrow and the shame That always come with getting burned But you got to be tough when consumed by desire 'Cause it's not enough just to stand outside the fire We call them strong Those who can face this world alone Who seem to get by on their own Those who will never take the fall We call them weak Who are unable to resist The slightest chance love might exist And for that forsake it all They're so hell bent on giving, walking a wire Convinced it's not living if you stand outside the fire Chorus: Standing outside the fire Standing outside the fire Life is not tried it is merely survived If you're standing outside the fire There's this love that is burning Deep in my soul Constantly yearning to get out of control Wanting to fly higher and higher I can't abide standing outside the fire

13 Standing Outside the Fire Flowers for Algernon Journal 1 OPQUIN OPinion QUestion INterpretation

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