Are your students struggling with interpreting poetry? Build confidence and comprehension with this short, imaginative poem by Shel Silverstein.
This Socratic seminar plan is designed to help students become more comfortable with prose. As is, it’s appropriate for grades 4th-6th. It could also be used in 3rd, with some modification of questions to help them understand symbolism and figurative language.
In general, Socratic seminar is a fantastic way to engage your students in thoughtful conversation and meet the Speaking and Listening goals of the Common Core.
Used regularly, teachers can identify areas where students need further practice. It can also be used as an excellent form of post assessment.
This seminar plan includes:
* Pre-Seminar activity
* Typed copy of poem (This Bridge) for seminar purposes only
* Seminar Questions (opening, core and closing)
*Digital Post-Seminar activity ideas to choose from
*Paper and Pencil Post-Seminar My Bridge activity
* Seminar Web for tracking student participation
* Seminar How-To sheet (lays out how to set rules and facilitate)