I trained and taught at a Paideia school for ten years and love how seminar can be used to generate dialogue among all students in my class. Students who are proficient in seminar skills consistently meet the Speaking and Listening Common Core Standards. We always review out seminar rules and set a class and personal goal before starting.
This particular plan was written to assess students’ knowledge of a class read aloud/literature group book, The City of Ember. Questions can be altered to meet your own individual group needs.
This Socratic seminar plan includes:
* pre- and post-seminar activity ideas
* opening, core and closing questions