Socratic Seminars in Middle School

Socratic Seminars in Middle School

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Teach students how to engage in thoughtful discussions about a text. Socratic seminars are highly effective at helping students read closely and think critically about what theya€™ve read. They also teach students how to participate in authentic discussions. This practical book from bestselling authors Victor and Marc Moeller is your go-to guide for getting started! It will help teachers who are new at Socratic seminars and provide fresh ideas to teachers who are experienced with the format. Part I provides guidelines on how to prepare students for discussion and how to form good discussion questions. Part II includes ready-to-use lesson plans organized by compelling themes to engage students. The lesson plans include unabridged literary and nonfiction reading selections from classic and contemporary authors, as well as suggested film pairings. Authors featured in this book include... William Faulkner Gina Berriault Gene Siskel President Obama Ray Bradbury Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Kahil Gibran William Shakespeare Robert Frost William Saroyan Carson McCullers And more!I„ Sobegins the first paragraph of KurtVonnegutAls renowned ... athletic, strong, and fearless, wants to live asan unimpeded human being free of government laws that have been designed to create equality for thewhole of American society . ... These differences will be one of our comparison-contrast discussion topics.

Title:Socratic Seminars in Middle School
Author:Victor Moeller, Marc Moeller
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-11-13


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