Friday, November 1, 2013

Humanities: Improvising Of Mice & Men & Socratic Seminar

We spent today in the Forum, because we did some improv acting, a little dramatic reading and then some deep questioning.  

We started with a quick refresher of the book by means of a quick game of symphony.  We thought of words that described Lennie & George as well as words that stood out to us in the text.

Then Mr. Ryder read aloud up through the next chapter break around page 36 or so.  We countered the rest of the bunk house for the first time, as well as the boss' son, Curley, and Curley's wife.  We are about a third of the way through the novel.  

To check for understanding of the scenes, we recreated tableaus, frozen images, from the story so far.  Groups had to guess which moments from the book the other groups were recreating.  

We ended with a socratic seminar that started verbally and then moved to a digital back channel on Today's Meet.  You can access the back channel here.


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