Reading maketh a full man;
conference a ready man;
and writing an exact man.
–Francis Bacon, On Studies, 1601
Socratic Seminar Guides
Socratic Seminars focus on open-ended questions which can be answered
in more than one way based on evidence from the text.
Louise is passionate about the regular use of Socratic Seminar discussions across the curriculum, so she is writing Socratic Seminar Guides filled with open-ended seminar questions keyed to the text of important novels and memoirs.
Socratic Seminar Guides:
This guide provides Socratic Seminar discussion questions and a brief synopsis for every chapter of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s classic novel about segregation and racism in the 1930s in Alabama.
This guide provides Socratic Seminar discussion questions and a brief synopsis for every chapter of Night, Elie Wiesel’s memoir about his experience in concentration camps during the Holocaust.
This guide provides Socratic Seminar discussion questions and a brief synopsis for every chapter of Farewell to Manzanar, Jeanne Wakatsuki’s memoir about her experiences in a Japanese internment camp in California during World War II.
Download Louise's FREE guides:
Top Ten Reasons to Conduct Socratic Seminars
Learn why Socratic Seminar Discussions should be a go-to literacy practice in your classroom.
How to Conduct SocraticSeminars
This brief guide gives an overview of seminar procedures and the roles of teachers and students in Socratic Seminar Discussions.
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For further information, contact:
Louise E. Miller, Ed.S., NBCT at ThinkLouiseMiller@gmail.com