The Poisonwood Bible Socratic Seminar Pack

The Poisonwood Bible Socratic Seminar Pack
The Poisonwood Bible Socratic Seminar Pack
The Poisonwood Bible Socratic Seminar Pack
The Poisonwood Bible Socratic Seminar Pack
The Poisonwood Bible Socratic Seminar Pack
The Poisonwood Bible Socratic Seminar Pack
The Poisonwood Bible Socratic Seminar Pack
The Poisonwood Bible Socratic Seminar Pack
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Barbara Kingsolver’s Poisonwood Bible has always been one of my favorite novels to discuss with students. The complexity of the story, the rich character development, and the relevant and timely themes get students talking every time. A structured Socratic Seminar format ensures that you will get everyone involved and hold students accountable for participation, while also coaching them on what and how to contribute! These classroom-tested activities make it easy for you to implement a structured Socratic Seminar in your own classroom.

This seminar is designed around 3 "big idea" questions, which help students dig deeper and think critically.

The Socratic Seminar Pack includes the following:

Student Prep Sheet
- printable student handout
- helps students prepare before discussion
- can be completed as homework or in class before the discussion
- used during the discussion to spark conversation

Outer Circle Student Notes Sheet
- printable student handout
- helps students focus on the discussion while in outer circle
- can be completed during discussion or afterwards as follow-up

Socratic Seminar Guidelines Student Handout
- can be used as a student handout, projected via document cam, etc. to explain procedures

- provides an outline of comment types, expectations, and point values for students (a discussion rubric)

Socratic Seminar Grading Suggestions

- outlines my Socratic Seminar process, which I have used from grades 8 - 12 for over 15 years
- explains how I grade Socratic Seminars with point values

- explains the comment types and codes I use

- explains my “token” procedures and how to make a Socratic Seminar kit with inexpensive, easy-to-find items

Teacher Grading Chart
- can be printed and used to grade students' discussions
- allows for easy recording of point values during discussion and objective grading format

Alternative Assignment

- an easy way to assign make-up work for students who are absent for the discussion

- provides a ready-to-go alternative for students who are not able to participate

- Could be used for students who don’t speak during the discussion as a way to make up some missing points

Handouts are in PDF format, and are flattened and locked to adhere to image copyright terms. Handouts ARE printable, but are not editable.

I hope you enjoy using this activity with your class! For more classroom ideas and inspiration, visit my blog at http://ErinSmithELA.com

You might also like:

- Socratic Seminar Pack – for use with ANY novel or article; everything you need to conduct your own Socratic Seminar, with multiple options for notes and discussion prep

- Other Novel-Specific Socratic Seminar Activities:

o Refugee by Alan Gratz

o Lion by Saroo Brierley

o The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan

o The Things They Carried by Tim OBrien

o Lord of the Flies by William Golding

o Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

o Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

o The Odyssey by Homer

o To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

o The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

o The Tempest by William Shakespeare

o Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

o The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

oTheir Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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