This brief but engaging Checklist allows students from Elementary through High School to evaluate and "Coach" one another on key elements of Common Core Speaking and Listening standards while engaging in a Socratic Seminar.
Students should be paired with one other student. One student will observe his/her partner participate in the seminar, and then during a break with "coach" his/her partner based on the rubric. The students then switch roles and the other partner becomes the observing coach.
Tips for basic transitional phrases to use when debating are included at the bottom of the page.