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By Charles Fischer
I have facilitated hundreds and hundreds of Socratic Seminars in grades 4-12, and here are lesson plans for five of my all-time favorite texts.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$6.50
14 ratings
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By Charles Fischer
Here are 10 authentic assessment scenarios for use with musical compositions made in a program like GarageBand. The scenarios pose realistic job projects from fictional companies. As an example: Hey all you musicians out there! Creative Genii™ is
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms
$8.00
$6.50
7 ratings
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By Charles Fischer
This document outlines the six components of Socratic Seminar, which is a structured classroom practice that promotes critical and creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, collaboration, and scholarly habits of mind. The main goal of Socratic
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Professional Development
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Activities, Professional Documents, Cooperative Learning
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By Charles Fischer
Send this letter out ahead of conference times and really impress parents and guardians! There are example questions from you to them and from them back to you in order to maximize the conversation time you have at your parent-teacher conferences.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Classroom Forms, For Parents
$3.00
$2.00
1 rating
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By Charles Fischer
These are templates for a passport, complete with six visa pages. Just add a photo for each student, some fun, global role-playing simulation curriculum and everyone will have a great time "traveling" the world! Use the passport for any number of
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
$2.70
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By Charles Fischer
Use these amazing scoresheets to track or tally student contributions to conversations. Use the data collected to help inform your teaching practice, to assist in writing narratives or report card comments, and also to more accurately and
Subjects:
Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Problem Solving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Assessment, Classroom Forms, Cooperative Learning
$6.00
$3.50
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By Charles Fischer
This is a storyboard PowerPoint to help Middle School students write longer, better stories. Each stage has questions to guide the writing process. Print this as a handout and help students plan their stories from introducing their main characters
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Charles Fischer
This is an epic fantasy adventure writing unit designed to generate a lot of student writing. The 17 mini-lessons can each create multiple days of writing, so this unit can last four to six weeks (or more). Highly involved or interested students
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Gifted and Talented, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Mini-Course, Minilessons
$16.00
1 rating
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By Charles Fischer
This is a storyboard PowerPoint to help Middle School students write longer, better stories. Each stage has questions to guide the writing process. Print this as a handout and help students plan their stories from introducing their main characters
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
1 rating
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By Charles Fischer
This is an outline or syllabus for a five to ten week unit on Arabic Literature translated into English. This poetry, short story and novel unit was developed after a 4-week seminar at the University of Pennsylvania and a 2-week institute for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Mini-Course
$14.00
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By Charles Fischer
This document outlines the connections between the seven main goals for the new ELA & Literacy Common Core State Standards and the classroom practice known as Socratic Seminar. This is a wonderful resource for teachers to justify their use of
Subjects:
Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Administration & Policy, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Research, Professional Documents, Literacy Center Ideas
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By Charles Fischer
This is a series of reflective questions to help students think about their study and work habits. Assign some or all of them as a means of beginning a conversation in the class about how different people approach school tasks. Students could then
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Study Skills
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Handouts, Classroom Forms
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been working with students ever since I was a senior in high school in 1988 when I volunteered in a Kindergarten classroom. Since then, I have worked with a variety of students in numerous settings, including: gifted & talented students at College Academy and M.A.G.I.C., special needs students at Camp Northwood, rural students in Maine, inner-city students in Atlanta, and public and private school students in Massachusetts. I worked for 11 years at Sparhawk School, where I taught math, social studies, language arts, Socratic Seminar, and numerous elective classes to students in grades 4-12; mentored numerous teachers; was the Middle School Director for many years; and even served as Acting Headmaster for five months. I am now an education Consultant and can be contacted for professional development workshops, in-services, teacher coaching and much more. Visit my website for more: www.CharlesAmesFischer.com

MY TEACHING STYLE

Socratic Seminar, Multiple Intelligences, Project-based Learning, Naturalist Teaching, Critical & Creative Thinking, Shared Inquiry, thinking and writing skills across the curriculum

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Nominated 1999, 2001 and 2002 Disney's American Teacher Award Nominated 1998 for Massachusetts Teacher of the Year Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.S.Ed. University of Southern Maine (Teaching & Learning) American University in Cairo (Semester Abroad-History) B.A. Binghamton University (English Literature & Creative Writing)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Besides attending numerous teacher workshops, I have participated in four international conferences in Israel: a 14-day Creativity Seminar, a 7-day Teamwork Seminar, a 7-day Leadership Seminar and an 8-day "First Steps" Early Childhood Education Seminar. In addition, I was specially selected to attend a 2-week Dar al-Islam Institute on Understanding and Teaching About Islam; a year-long Teachers as Writers Fellowship to work on a Socratic Seminar book; and a 4-week National Endowment for the Humanities Arabic Novel in Translation seminar at the University of Pennsylvania.

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