Student Socratic Seminars

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  Teaching students how to engage in thoughtful class discussions, on topics ranging from politics to literature. Includes essential elements, not debating, having a leader, reflecting afterwards.
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  • 4. Ms. P’s Expectations  Every student is expected to come to class prepared to discuss the topic at hand.  Every student is expected to speak at least one time during the discussion (this is a grade)  Every student must restate what was last said prior to making his or her statement  Every student will submit:  A Socratic Reading Guide  A Thoughtfully Annotated Text  A Reflection as the Exit Slip
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  • 6. Debrief, Reflection, Evaluation  In order to encourage you to think about all of the points your peers made during the discussion, you will be asked to complete a reflection as your exit slip.  The reflection will be comprised of:  1 thing you agreed with, who said it, and why you agreed with it  1 thing you disagreed with, who said it, and why you disagree with it  3 sentences about your thoughts on the topic, how the discussion went, what you would do differently next time.
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