Foster insightful debates and discussions in the target language. This is a great worksheet to use over and over with any type of Spanish texts (short stories, culture pieces, etc.). It’s great to see students become more comfortable with speaking and conversations.
This 3-page packet is great for intermediate to advanced Spanish students who need a little encouragement to talk and discuss in class. The socratic seminar worksheet is designed to work with any kind of text. Students must read and prepare ahead of time, coming up with notes and questions that they bring to the round table. Then, the class can be divided into 2+ groups. Decide on a time limit and let them go. While one group is talking, the other group (or groups) is monitoring their partners in the discussion and marking points for things like: talking in the discussion, asking questions, etc.
Included in the download are:
Preparación - Socratic Seminar (PDF)
Observación - Socratic Seminar (PDF)
Auto-Observación - Socratic Seminar (PDF)
Additionally, I’d like to include a copy of the worksheets in Google Docs so you can edit it if you see fit.