1. Topic-
Socratic Seminar PowerPoint
Procedures, Rules, and Example
2. Content-
Kipling and Labouchere op-ed poems.
Socratic Seminar, dialogue, discussion, debate, feedback form, critical reflective essay.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. To produce a viable example of a Socratic seminar.
2. For students to discourse through dialogue and debate a deeper understanding of text.
3. For students to be observed by fellow peers.
4. To write a critical reflective piece based on feedback.
4. Objectives-
1. To stay focused on academic subject for 10 minutes.
2. To provide informative feedback to peers.
3. To feel "safe" to share ideas and arrive at a consensus with peers.
5. Materials and Aids-
Poems from Kipling, Labouchere, posting of rules, timer for 10 min flip inner to outer, elmo, projectorm, name plates, coffee, donuts
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

2. PowerPoint on Socratic Seminar students take Cornell notes on.

B. Development-

View PowerPoint on example Socratic seminar.

C. Practice-

Students sat in formation today as they watched an explanatory video on Socratic seminar then watched a class perform one.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Students developed a list of questions, world question, open-ended, close-ended, thematic, and literary analysis question based on poem.

2. Students read and annotated poem plus had breakout sessions discussing ideas about poems.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Time,
2. Team,
3. Visual set of instructions
4. Tactile writing notes
5. Auditory listening to video demonstration of Socratic seminar

F. Checking for understanding-

Q & A after PowerPoint presentation

G. Closure-

Went over rules again for Socratic seminar
7. Evaluation-
1. Did they actually perform well?
2. Students will view video of Socratic seminar and include this playback in critical reflective essay
8. Teacher Reflection-
I think the sample Socratic seminars went well. Students seemed to understand concept and ask questions.

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