Warm-up 10/09/11 Read the following statements and decide whether you A (agree) or D (disagree). Explain your choice in 1-2 complete sentences for each statement. • It is a parent’s job to care for his/her child more than for him/herself. • Children should be loyal to their parents no matter what the cost. • Siblings may be justified in harming each other with words or actions. • Children are fated to carry on their parents’ legacies, be they bad or good. • Families forgive, period.
Talking Chips • Groups of four. • Each person will get two chips. • You must spend both of them during the discussion. • You can choose any discussion point. • You will talk through the five statements as a group but can only talk when you spend a chip. • All group members must spend their chips. • When everyone has spent their chip, gather them and begin again until you have discussed all five statements. • I will be grading you as I circulate.
Sophocles “The unexamined life is not worth living.” –Socrates • Philosopher, playwright, actor • Believed that discussion and thought was vital to existence. • People carry on his legacy today.
Questions Matter! • Right There – answer is directly stated in text. • Think and Search – answer is stated in more than one place; not explicit; have to piece together several parts of the text to answer the question. • Author and You – The answer is not in the text. You use the author’s information and personal knowledge to answer these questions. • On My Own – The answer is not in the text. Reader must use personal experiences and background knowledge to answer the question.
Right There: “According to the passage…” “How many…” “Who is…” “Where is…” • Example: • Think and Search: “The main idea of the passage…” “What caused…” “Compare/contrast…” • Example: • Author and You: “The author implies…” “The passage suggests…” “The speaker’s attitude…” • Example: • On My Own: “In your opinion…” “Based on your experience…” “Think about someone/something you know…” • Example:
QAR Activity • Get out one sheet of paper for your group. • Label it with the title of your section and page number. • Make sure all of your names are on it. • Read your assigned section: • Group 1: “Plato” (pg. 190) • Group 2: “All the Right Questions” (196) • Group 3: “Sophocles” (198) • Group 4: “Introduction: Oedipus Rex” (pg. 199-200, read through “The Oedipus Plays” section) • Group 5: “The Story of Oedipus” and “The Structure and Themes of the Play” (200-201) • Create four questions for your part: 2 “Right There” and 2 “Think and Search.”
QAR Activity • Listen for me to say “Rotate.” • You will pass your questions (clockwise) to the next group. • You will read that section of the text. • It is noted at the top of the paper. • Then you will each individually answer the questions that were made by the group for that section. • You may help each other with the answers, but you are each individually responsible for handing in your own paper.