Have you ever wondered how to guide your students in a successful, respectful discussion? Tired of the same old comprehension questions that students have to answer? These assessments give you very little understanding of what is really going on in your student's minds. Socratic Seminars are the answer! During the Socratic Seminar process students practice the skills of cloze reading, summarizing, and the creation of discussion questions. Using those skills, the students will then discuss those questions with their classmates. Allowing time for pre-writing and cooperative learning. In the seminar, students are critically thinking as well as analyzing opposing arguments. This unit hits countless common core standards and sets your students up for success!