Using an excerpt from Sherry Tuckle’s book Connected, But Alone, students will review important rhetorical strategies, close read and annotate passages, view supporting video clips. Also, the students will participate in a Socratic Seminar using 5 articles from The New York Times Room for Debate series, “Real Relationships in a Digital World?” This lesson prepares students for AP Literature exams, Common Core extended response assessments, the SAT essay and critical thinking activities.
In this resource there is a unique detailed rubric that can be used to score Socratic Seminars in a way that encourages organic fluid discussions. In the guide there is a step by step explanation on how to conduct a fish-bowl discussion with the rubric. The packet includes a complete lesson, common core standards, essential and key questions, links to a TED Talk, and video clips.
Key words: Advanced Composition, Socratic Seminar, writing, argument, AP Language critical thinking, Sherry Tuckle, annotations, rhetorical strategies, Connected, But Alone, technology, Big Bang Theory (TV Show), TED Talk