This packet covers every aspect of a Socratic Seminar:
-explanation to students
-thoughtful questions for seminar *
-text-based evidence outline for students to "prepare" for the seminar
-partner accountability sheets
-after seminar reflections
-area to grade (for teacher)
*Questions for this seminar are based on Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl.
HOWEVER... this seminar packet may be used for ANY topic. The teacher just needs to add relevant questions to whichever text, subject, or topic the students are learning.
Modeled for 8th / 9th grade students.
Addresses ALL Speaking & Listening CCSS.
Addresses MOST evidence-based, informational text skills
FOR USE at the end of a unit or as a "check in" halfway through.
FOR BEST RESULTS: Set up your classroom in 2 circles, one smaller circle within the larger one.
The smaller circle discusses, the larger circle listens & tallies partner responses.
Switch once per period.
Do this 2x in a row.
Teacher evaluates speaking & listening via the discussion.
Teacher evaluates writing & reasoning via the packet.