A Socratic seminar is a “collaborative, intellectual dialogue facilitated by open ended questions about a text.” - From the National Paideia Center
A Socratic seminar will always address the CCSS standards for speaking and listening and will extend a lesson to include higher order thinking skills related to and required to meet the Common Core standards.
Reading and writing are always a part of a Socratic seminar.
This seminar is for the text: The Empty Pot by Demi and is appropriate for grade levels 1-4 and possibly for a gifted kindergarten.
A seminar plan is set of guidelines though the facilitator should always be aware of the conversation of the students and make adjustments as needed.