The Socratic Seminar is the perfect way to:
— Get your students to participate in class discussions
— Get students to learn to truly analyze a work of literature
— Get students to understand a topic from multiple viewpoints.
Your classroom will be alive and buzzing with thoughtful discussion!
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 on the content and quality 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 chose from
— Peer Feedback Form