Cultivate Student-Led and Evidenced-Based Discussions with Socratic Seminars
Effortlessly guide students to create meaning from and grapple with the ideas, themes, and issues raised in The Great Gatsby.
The Socratic Seminar book features five seminar topics unique to the classic novel, Pre-Seminar Texts and handouts, and Guiding Questions to help students prepare for the discussion.
Hand over control easily with these included resources:
- Step-by-step implementation guide shows you how to organize and plan for a seminar.
- Socratic Seminar Student Roles and Rules handout
- Seminar Scoring Guides for student discussion participants and observers
- Teacher and Student Observation forms
- Common Core Standards Alignment
©2018. High School. Reproducible. 66 pages.
Book Download: PDF. Adobe® Reader® required to view PDF.
Print Book: Spiral-bound, 8.5 x 11 inches.
About the Authors
James Denby and Robin Ulster have both taught for over 20 years. James has a B.A. in Spanish and International Studies from Macalester College, as well as an M.Sc. from the State University of New York. Robin has a B.A. in English, Women's Studies, and Cinema from the University of Toronto, and an M.Ed in Curriculum from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Robin and James have taught elementary, middle, and high school in Canada, Colombia, Turkey, the United States, and Thailand. They recently took some time off from full-time teaching to provide training in Coding and Design Thinking for teachers and students. They are also writing curriculum and designing online classes for teachers and adult students in History, English, and digital literacy and citizenship.
Robin and James are passionate about teaching and learning, and believe that students are capable of much more than most people think. For years they have been inspired by the hard work of their many colleagues and the potential of students and teachers to make the world a better place. In their free time, Robin and James love hiking, traveling, and learning to code.