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Engage Your Students: Socratic Seminar Collaborative Discussion Activity

Grade Levels
7th - 12th
Formats Included
  • Zip
5 pages


This is a free sample from a product with 30+ class engagement strategies that involves every student. Use this Socratic Seminar Discussion Activity to IMMEDIATELY increase engagement in class, where the students actively participate in thinking, talking, reading, and writing.

In the Socratic Seminar, an inner circle of students discusses a text, while an outer circle closely observes the discussion.

This engagement/active participation strategy includes the following:

* Brief Description

* Teacher Instructions

* Student Directions - Visual and Written [READY TO PROJECT ON SCREEN]

* Handout: Seminar Preparation Sheet

* Handout: Student Observation Sheet

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*** This FREEBIE is a sample from this FULLY-EDITABLE product:

Engage Your Students: 30+ Activities Where Students Think, Talk, Read, Write

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Total Pages
5 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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