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. This particular plan was written to introduce students k-5 to seminar. The questions could be altered to reach all age levels. We always review out seminar rules and set a class and personal goal before starting.
This socratic seminar plan includes:
* pre- and post-seminar activity ideas
* opening, core and closing questions
*** You will need to provide copies of the poem itself for each student. Alternately, you could project the poem using a document camera.***