This packet is meant to be given out a day before the Socratic Seminar takes place. The students should be done with the novel by now (the questions have several spoilers in them), and this will be their tool to prepare for the discussion. In order to reach success in my classroom, we've read through this packet during the last ten minutes the day before the seminar. I've told students that the seminar is their discussion and I will not be saying anything. In order for it to work, though, the students need to have comments prepared. This is where this packet becomes helpful. The 36 questions prompt students to think deeply about the text and will adequately prepare them for the discussion.