Students will begin reading "The Birthmark" by Nathaniel Hawthorne today.
We begin by discussing Beauty in groups of 4 using Jim Burke's Conversational Round-table. The students discuss what beauty meant in the Past, what it means in the present, what it could mean in the future, and what beauty is in other cultures. Once they have brainstormed ideas all the way around then they write a summary definition using all of their conversation notes.
Once we have finished discussing, students begin reading.