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The Concept of Identity Lesson 1: Close Reading/Socratic Seminar

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John Knowles' A Separate Peace provides readers with an opportunity to develop their close reading and analytical skills as they look for what Knowles feels are the factors that shape our identity.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Begin the lesson with a short journal on the essential question, "What shapes our identity?"
Classroom Considerations
  • The first in a nine-lesson series, designed for a gifted and talented English language arts program, that uses A Separate Peace as the anchor text
Pros
  • The nine-page packet includes a brief plan, a close reading guide, and discussion questions that may be used for the Socratic seminar
Cons
  • The resource presumes class members have experience developing open-ended questions for Socratic seminars