Using Socratic Seminar, Fishbowl, or Inner/Outer Circle to facilitate classroom discussions is invaluable, but teachers often struggle with keeping the observers on task. This unit provides 6 forms that can be used with any topic of discussion: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, articles, debates - you name it! It provides a task for the outer circle to keep them engaged and also provides needed feedback for the inner circle to improve their discussion practices.
The set contains:
1) Making Thinking Visible - Recording thinking in the outer circle
2) Four Different Peer Feedback Forms - 4 variations for peers to provide feedback to member of the inner circle
3) Discussion Map- To track who speaks and how often
4) Tips and Tricks- information on how to implement the process and tips to get the process going quickly and seamlessly