All the King's Men Socratic Seminar

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Grade Levels
11th - 12th
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  1. This bundle contains the full unit materials for Robert Penn Warren's masterful novel, All the King's Men. This is an excellent but challenging novel for students to study. This unit includes: 1 unit plan with suggested homework activities1 unit test with answer key8 pages of handouts, rubrics, and
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This summative activity asks students to discuss many open-ended questions about Robert Penn Warren's "All the King's Men." This product comes with procedure details for the Socratic seminar, including pre- and post-discussion instructions. Students respond to 19 thought-provoking questions in preparation for the discussion. The resource comes with a rubric for grading the discussion as well. Interested in having students write their own Socratic Seminar questions as well? Pair this with my Discussion Question tips handout, which is free!

This resource is included in the All the King's Men Unit Bundle, as well as my AP Lit Full Course Bundle.

Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives; synthesize comments, claims, and evidence made on all sides of an issue; resolve contradictions when possible; and determine what additional information or research is required to deepen the investigation or complete the task.
Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that probe reasoning and evidence; ensure a hearing for a full range of positions on a topic or issue; clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions; and promote divergent and creative perspectives.
Work with peers to promote civil, democratic discussions and decision-making, set clear goals and deadlines, and establish individual roles as needed.
Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11–12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.


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