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Monday, October 6: Prep for Socratic Seminar October 6, 2014

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Tomorrow we will be holding our first Socratic Seminar of the year, in which students work together to come up with an answer to some key questions. Our questions are: Why do we read and write memoirs? Is this an inherently selfish or selfless act?

1. Students received “But Enough About Me,” a shortened version of a full-length article from the New Yorker.

2. We read and annotated the first page of the article together.

3. Finally, students continued reading alone or in pairs.

HW: Finish reading But Enough About Me and answering the five questions on the back for tomorrow. Optional: If you have a smartphone, iPod, iPad, laptop, etc. you may bring it in tomorrow to use during class.

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Friday, October 3: Turning in Memoirs October 6, 2014

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1. Students wrote their answers to 11 reflection questions. Here are the questions: Reflection 2014.

2. Then, students could do one final edit of their memoirs.

3. Finally, we shared some sections aloud for the class.

Congratulations! You did it!

No homework!