Socratic Seminar/Fishbowl Discussion Planning, Tracker, & Reflection

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The Literary Maven
Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Homeschool
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17 pages
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I used this for my fourth grade class and it worked great. I liked the resources available for socratic seminar.
A great alternative to traditional full class discussion. My students really enjoyed this and it was so helpful with engagement!


Socratic Seminar/Fishbowl Discussion Planning, Tracker, & Reflection

To hold a successful Socratic Seminar, Fishbowl Discussion or any kind of structured classroom dialogue, planning ahead is key, especially for your students who are reluctant speakers. This resource provides planning materials so that your students are prepared for the discussion, tracking materials so that your students are active listeners during the discussion, and reflection materials so that students can identify areas of strength and weakness.

*Planning templates for focusing on characters and literary elements
*Sample templates
*PowerPoint with prompting questions for use during discussion
*Discussion tracking sheet
*Discussion and self-reflection sheet
*Usage guide
*Digital usage guide for Google Classroom and other online learning management systems
*List of Common Core standards

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Total Pages
17 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.


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