The Socratic Seminar is the perfect way to
- get your students to participate in class discussions
- have students learn to truly analyze a work of literature or a topic
- to get students to understand something from multiple viewpoints.
The Socratic Seminar is a student led graded group discussion about a subject or novel. They plan ahead of time for the questions and then sit in a circle to discuss the opened-ended questions. The teacher listens and grades the students based onthe content and quailty of the students' answers.
Included in this Lesson Plan:
-A Teacher's Guide with instructions, tips, and other options.
-A Student Handout explaining what a Socratic Seminar is, what is involved, expectations, and tips for a successful seminar
-A List of 12 thought -provoking Questions
-4 Different Rubrics to choose from
-Peer Feedback Form