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Seminar Please find a seat in the circle and take out your seminar prep work for check off Grab a Socratic Seminar Self Grading sheet from the desk by the door If you would like, you may grab a copy of each of the stories to use as well
English 12 – November 1 st Objectives: To demonstrate your ability to discuss the theme of adulthood in relation to specific literature. To demonstrate your ability to discuss literature using Socratic seminar techniques Due today: Socratic Seminar Prep-work Homework: Adulthood unit essay Agenda: Socratic Seminar Adulthood Essay assignment The next 2 days will be writing days. Feel free to bring a laptop if you have one.
Socratic Seminar Norms Goal: To gain a deeper understanding of each of the texts. Everyone talks (no one raises their hands) Focus on talking to each other Ask questions you are genuinely curious about Always refer back to the text!!
Seminar Grading Sheet As you discuss, track your own points The chart Also, take notes Good ideas for your essays-write them down Be sure to note citations
Socratic Seminar Opening Question: Each piece of literature we have read relates back to our greater theme of adulthood. Which piece of literature has the strongest tie to adulthood (including all four of the sub themes) and why? (Cite specific evidence) Which piece of literature has the weakest tie to adulthood (including all four sub themes) and why? (Cite specific evidence)
Please rearrange the desks 2 rows of four in front of the World Literature board 2 rows of five in front of the English 12 board 3 rows of 5 in the center
Adulthood Summative Assessment If you have completed all three papers: Literary analysis If you still need a literary analysis: Literary analysis If you have completed your literary analysis but still have a c/c, c/e or persuasive: Do what ever paper you need to do Don’t know? Check with Mrs. deVidal
Prompts Literary Analysis: Choose a theme centered on adulthood (themes: loss of innocence, vulnerability of youth, responsibility, maturity) and discuss using at least one character from the literature we have encountered. Cause & Effect/Compare & Contrast (aka Expository)…choose one: A rite of passage for one of the characters that we read about (examine either how their life was before/after the rite of passage or the cause/effects of their rite of passage). Compare and contrast two characters journeys’ into adulthood Persuasive: Is a rite of passage required to become an adult?
What is Literary Analysis? Analysis is “the separation of the whole into its component parts.” (Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary) Literary Analysis, therefore, is the process of examining a whole work of literature (story, play, poem, novel) by looking closely at its “component parts” (characters, title, literary devices, themes, etc)
Thematic Analysis In this type of analysis, focus is on analyzing the major theme(s) of a text and how the author crafted that theme through the elements of literature. Discuss the theme of the story with supporting evidence from the text. Thesis: Oedipus Rex centers on the idea that we cannot fight our fate and that doing so brings disaster.
Literary Analysis A literary analysis is a formal academic essay in which the writer presents a thesis, or opinion on a subject. In such formal academic writing, the proper point of view for the essay is third person (using the pronouns he, she, it, they). INCORRECT: First Person I think that the death of Piggy in William Golding’s Lord of Flies symbolizes the death of civilization. CORRECT: Third Person The death of Piggy in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies symbolizes the death of civilization.
Evidence and Citations Why use quotes? 1. They demonstrate you read the text closely. 2. They serve as concrete evidence to support a generalization (or opinion statement). 3. They provide a deeper level of detail and understanding