Socratic Seminar closure activity for middle grades or higher created by The House of Roush.
After reading both "There Will Come Soft Rains" and "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury, students can participate in this Socratic Seminar activity. Basic rules for Socratic Seminar and speaking frames are provided.
Students complete the critical thinking questions prior to Socratic Seminar, either in class independently or as homework, and can use them during the Socratic Seminar. Plan for Socratic Seminar to take a full class period.
There are a number of very good FREE Socratic Seminar rubrics on the internet that can be used for this activity. See http://www.greececsd.org/district.cfm?subpage=497 for a few excellent ones.