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Touchstones: Texts for Discussion, Vol. A: Geoffrey Comber, Howard Zeiderman, Nicholas Maistrellis, Touchstones Discussion Project

Touchstones: Texts for Discussion, Vol. A: Geoffrey Comber, Howard Zeiderman, Nicholas Maistrellis, Touchstones Discussion Project

Vinyl Wall Decal  WISDOM Begins with WONDER Socrates by DecalDrama, $38.00

Vinyl Wall Decal WISDOM Begins with WONDER Socrates by DecalDrama, $38.00

Touchstones Volume B (Touchstones (Student's Guides Touchstones Discussion Project)): Geoffrey Comber

Touchstones Volume B (Touchstones (Student's Guides Touchstones Discussion Project)): Geoffrey Comber

Touchstones Volume C, Texts for Discussion (Touchstones Discussion Project, Touchstones Volume

Touchstones Volume C, Texts for Discussion (Touchstones Discussion Project, Touchstones Volume

using comment boards to analyze, evaluate, and chart response to (possibly) prepare for a socratic seminar or debate.  really high-level stuff.  even just if the students were encouraged to look closely at online dialogue patterns and their informational cues (what are people really saying, what do they really believe?), this is really dynamic!

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Two lesson ideas from a Pennsylvania teacher. in the second, they evaluate the credibility of news sources.

SOCRATIC SEMINARS IN THE BLOCK: Pam Brewer, Wanda Ball Block Scheduling!

SOCRATIC SEMINARS IN THE BLOCK: Pam Brewer, Wanda Ball Block Scheduling!

This packet is a student-ready guide to Gary Paulsen's Hatchet.  It is designed to be accompanied by a socratic seminar discussion at different che...

This packet is a student-ready guide to Gary Paulsen's Hatchet. It is designed to be accompanied by a socratic seminar discussion at different che.

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Image result for socrates cartoon pics

Get rid of the tired old novel studies and get your students thinking critically and dialoguing about text.  Implementation guide and scoring rubrics included- would be great to combine with primary source documents!

Socratic Circles for Grades 6-8

Get rid of the tired old novel studies and get your students thinking critically and dialoguing about text. Implementation guide and scoring rubrics included- would be great to combine with primary source documents!

A 4th-grade teacher uses a line of questioning to help students recognize important elements and themes in a work of art.

A teacher uses a line of questioning to help students recognize important elements and themes in a work of art. Love the Socratic Seminar rules too.

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