Socratic Seminars in High School: Texts and Films That Engage Students in Reflective Thinking and Close Reading

1st Edition

Victor Moeller, Marc Moeller

Published November 5, 2014
Reference - 250 Pages
ISBN 9781138023192 - CAT# Y165898

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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 they’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...

  • C. S. Lewis
  • William Faulkner
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Mike Royko
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Aldous Huxley
  • Andrew Postman
  • John Updike
  • Gina Berriault
  • Gene Siskel
  • Judith Guest
  • President Obama
  • Anton Chekhov
  • Robert Frost
  • John Cheever

And more!


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