Are you looking to hold a formal Socratic Seminar in your classroom?
Socratic Seminars (or "Fish Bowl" Conversations as I like to call them with my students) are fantastic, higher order ways of assessing whether your students are able to understand and react to what they are learning in class. These seminars rely on the power of inquiry and allow students to take the lead in their learning and discussion. The only problem? They require a great deal of preparation. Fortunately, I did the work for you!
This packet includes everything you need to conduct a structured and formal set of Socratic Seminars in your classroom and can be adapted for absolutely any topic. All you need are the questions to form the basis of these discussions!
• Assignment Directions with step-by-step instructions on how to conduct fishbowls in your classroom
• “Fishbowl” Preparation Sheet
• Conversation Builder Prompts
• Participant Observation Sheet
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