Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America by Sharon Robinson tells the story of how her father, baseball legend Jackie Robinson, became the first African American player to enter the major leagues. The story recounts the obstacles and barriers Mr. Robinson faced as he courageously stood against racism and bigotry to bring about a monumental change in American culture.
This PDF file of Socratic Seminar & Discussion Questions contains thirty-seven carefully crafted queries on thirteen pages. The first twelve pages pose short-answer questions taken from the text, while the thirteenth page contains a summary question which requires the students to give more detailed responses. All of the questions can be used to facilitate in-class discussions and understanding about the novel.
The Socratic Seminar & Discussion Questions can also be used for other purposes, such as homework assignments or classroom quizzes, and the pages will help teachers gauge whether or not the students have read and understand the specific sections of the novel.
Common Core Standards for Reading and Writing for grade five follows immediately after the Answer Key.
Socratic Seminar & Discussion Questions written by Gary Ciesla