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First Socratic Seminar Reflection

What I did well was coming prepared for the Socratic Seminar. I had annotated each chapter carefully picking out pieces of information that linked with other parts of the novel. I attempted to keep the discussion moving, however, there were a few times when I was unable to contribute to the conversation. What I still need to work on for the next Socratic Seminar would be to involve the other participants in the discussion more often. Instead of asking for their opinions, I stayed silent which I should not do in the future. My goals for next time would be to use more formal language and not use filler words, and to include others more often. To achieve the first goal, I will prepare my answers in a detailed way in advance, and to achieve my second goal, I will not take over the discussion and I will call on others to contribute their opinions.

Reading reflection #2

I returned my previous library book without finishing it so I have started a new one.  I abandoned my previous novel because I thought it had a terrible plotline and the characters were boring.

New book title: Goodnight Mister Tom

So far, I have read up to page 31. The characters that I have encountered are Mr Tom and Willie Beech. The novel is set during the Second World War, and near the beginning of it, Willie is evacuated to the countryside. Willie’s mother requested that he lives by the church so he is adopted by the man who lives right by the church’s graveyard, Mr Tom.

 

 

Reading Reflection Number 1

The book I am currently reading is called ‘Dark Triumph’ and it is a romance novel.                                                                                              I would describe this novel as mysterious with a hint of romance, but not a lot. The story contains a lot of graphic details such as blood and gore and a couple of explicit scenes as well.

The story is based at some point during the 15th century in Brittany. The main character is a young woman named Sybella D’Albret. She lives in an unpleasant environment with her father, D’Albret, and her brother Julian. Everyone in the palace thinks that Sybella is loyal to her father, however, we learn that this is not the case and that she is actually trying to rescue a prisoner who her father plans to kill. The prisoner is a duchess’ strongest warrior named Beast and is in dire need to return to the Duchess. After Sybella escaped with the Beast they face an array of different challenges.

SWOT Analysis Table

Strengths

–      If I start reading I can read for quite a long time.

Weaknesses

–      I don’t reach much

–      Not that good at spelling

 

Opportunities

–      Read different types of books

Threats

–      Dyslexia ( makes reading not so fun, that’s why I don’t read much )

 

One target: By reading more often, I would like to be able to improve my vocabulary and spelling. I will know when I have achieved this when I read over my writing and see that I have improved over time.

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