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1 Socratic Seminar Fahrenheit 451 Guidelines & Questions

2 Grading Each student will be graded on a 10 point scale in which 1 point equals 10 grade points for a possible 100 points. Each student will be given 2 points (worth 20 grade points) for listening and participating. Students will lose participation points for class disruptions, distractions, or dominating the conversation.

3 Grading Students will be awarded: 1 point for a valid response in their own words 1 additional point for text evidence to support their answer 1 additional point for a personal connection to support their answer

4 Ways to Extend the Conversation: Question #1: What did you learn from this book that impacts your life? Your world? About human nature? About human behavior? That applies to your future? Could you explain what you mean by that? Could you give an example? What is your basis for that statement? I respectfully disagree. When I interpret that phrase, I think…. I agree. It has been my experience that … In my life, I have seen … You seem to be looking at this from a ___ point of view? How would it be different if we looked at it from the ___ point of view?

5 Ways to Extend the Conversation: Question #2: Who or what is responsible (and why)? Rarely is one person or group of people wholly responsible for a world event. Who shares the responsibility for the current situation? Citizens, youth, entrepreneurs? Accessibility? Government, business? God, quest for knowledge? Greed? control fear? Could you explain what you mean by that? Could you give an example? What is your basis for that statement? I respectfully disagree. When I interpret that phrase, I think…. I agree. It has been my experience that … In my life, I have seen … You seem to be looking at this from a ___ point of view? How would it be different if we looked at it from the ___ point of view?

6 Ways to Extend the Conversation: Question #3: Could this happen in the U.S. in modern times? What group (or groups) of people are marginalized (have no importance) in our society? Is it possible that we would treat them the same way? Could you explain what you mean by that? Could you give an example? What is your basis for that statement? I respectfully disagree. When I interpret that phrase, I think…. I agree. It has been my experience that … In my life, I have seen … You seem to be looking at this from a ___ point of view? How would it be different if we looked at it from the ___ point of view?

7 Ways to Extend the Conversation: Question #4: How does the technological advances in social media compare to the controlling idea in Fahrenheit 451? Blogging, twitter, FaceBook, Linked in, instagram, Tumblr, pintrest, youtube, etc. How would it be different if we looked at it from the other point of view?

8 Question #1: What did you learn from this book that impacts your life? Your world? About human nature? About human behavior? That applies to your future? Question #2: Who or what is responsible (and why)? Rarely is one person or group of people wholly responsible for a world event. Who shares the responsibility for the current situation? Citizens, youth, entrepreneurs? Accessibility? Government, business? God, quest for knowledge? Greed? Control? fear? Question #3: Could this happen in the U.S. in modern times? What group (or groups) of people are marginalized (have no importance) in our society? Is it possible that we would treat them the same way? Question #4: How does the technological advances in social media compare to the controlling idea in Fahrenheit 451? Blogging, twitter, FaceBook, Linked in, instagram, Tumblr, pintrest, youtube, etc.


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