Students will discuss a shared text, create critical thinking questions based on their reading/annotations, and support their answers/ideas with evidence from the text.
An Inner-Outer Circle Discussion (also called a Socratic Seminar) is an organized method for class discussion over topics presented in class or outside reading assignments. The Inner-Outer Circle discussion allows for students to orally review their understanding and requires other students to raise pertinent questions still unanswered.
Also known as a Socratic Seminar, the Inner/Outer Circle Discussion is a student-led discussion method designed to encourage students’ open discussion of deeper concepts and practice higher-level questioning.
This handout will accompany the notes over Inner-Outer Circle Discussion.
This handout includes possible question stems to use when creating questions for the Inner-Outer Circle Discussion.
This form allows for students to conduct Peer Observations as part of the teacher's assessment.