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Monday, March 21, 2016

Socratic Seminar with 5th Graders

The Socratic seminar is a formal discussion, based on a text, in which the leader asks open-ended questions. Within the context of the discussion, students listen closely to the comments of others, thinking critically for themselves, and articulate their own thoughts and their responses to the thoughts of others.

Here's how we did it with 5th Graders!  
Text: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Intelligent things happen when students are given the tools and power to guide their own learning!

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