Are you looking for a way to incorporate the Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards into your instruction? Whether you are teaching a novel or a topic from a text book, Socratic Seminar is an excellent activity that can be used in any classroom to engage students in class discussion that is generated and created by the students. The materials in this product can be used for any conversation topic and in any subject.
This product includes worksheets for both the inner circle and the outer circle. The worksheet for the outer circle will hold your students accountable for paying attention to the conversation. The worksheet for the inner circle will help your students reflect on their participation in the discussion. Also included in this product are rubrics for both the inner and outer circle participants. This makes grading easier for you and allows your students to know the expectations of Socratic Seminar and exactly how they will be assessed.
Additionally, this product includes and observation recording sheet for you, so you can keep track of the participation, use of textual evidence, and conversation behaviors of the students in the inner circle. Finally, competition is a great way to engage students and increase participation, so this product also includes reward coupons that can be disbursed to students who "win" Socratic Seminar through their participation, use of appropriate conversation behaviors, and textual evidence.
So if you are looking for a student-centered activity you can use over and over again, this product is for you!
Created by: Mad Musings of an English Teacher