Socratic Seminars (or "Fish Bowl" Conversations as I like to call them with my students) are fantastic, higher order ways of assessing whether your students are able to understand and react to your class texts. These seminars rely on the power of inquiry and allow students to take the lead in their learning and discussion. The only problem? They require a great deal of preparation. Fortunately, I did the work for you!
This packet includes everything you need to conduct a structured and formal set of Socratic Seminars in your classroom for Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream - NO PREPARATION NEEDED!
• Assignment Directions with step-by-step instructions on how to conduct fishbowls in your classroom
• 5 Discussion Questions for each “Fishbowl” conversation
• “Fishbowl” Preparation Sheet
• Conversation Builder Prompts
• Observation Sheet
Also, check out these great products by Language Arts Excellence to complement your unit on A Midsummer Night's Dream:
Introduction to Shakespeare Powerpoint
Shakespeare Scavenger Hunt
Elizabethan England Differentiated Mini Unit – Common Core Aligned
A Midsummer Night's Dream Literature Guide
A Midsummer Night's Dream Essay Prompts
A Midsummer Night's Dream Anticipation Activity
A Midsummer Night's Dream Do-Now Journal Prompts