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The Lightning Thief - Socratic Seminar Packet

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Common Core Standards
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Tired of the same old reading class, day after day? Are you looking to break out of the "let's read aloud and complete and worksheet" pattern? Want to get more out of the reading time you have with your students?

Do you want to cover ALL of the CCSS reading standards with one novel?

Then it's time to try a Socratic Seminar!!!

This packet moves you away from the traditional "read aloud-assign worksheet" method and instead puts your students in charge of their own reading so you have classtime to discuss important items like author's style, theme, and plot development - beyond just the basic plot map events! Loaded with deeper level thinking questions that force students to dig into the text they just read, this packet makes it easy to facilitate your own daily Socratic Seminars to get students talking about what they've read.

Included in this packet are DOK questions that cover all of the RL CCSS standards (specially geared toward 6th grade and clearly labeled for each question) as well as a key so you are prepared for facilitating class discussions. The questions are divided according to reading segments (ranging from 10-17 pages in length), and a possible outline for weekly classtime is included.

Special bonus: a large-print copy of the novel's main prophecy for you to print and display in your classroom!

THIS IS NOT A COMPREHENSION PACKET -- if you're looking for comprehension worksheets this packet will disappoint you! BUT, if you're looking to deepen your students' thinking about The Lightning Thief, then this is for you!
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Teaching Duration
2 months
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