All Summer in a Day

Lesson Plan for Upper Elementary Socratic Seminar:

This seminar focuses on a short story by Ray Bradbury and culminates in writing a new ending.

This seminar, designed for English and Language Arts classes in Upper Elementary grades, guides students to explore the themes of Compassion, Cruelty, good and evil.

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Sample Socratic Seminar Questions

Socratic Seminar questions are designed to provoke creative and critical thinking. Sample discussion questions from this lesson plan include:

  • How does the author want us to regard Margot?
  • Based on the text what do you think will happen during the 24 hours following Margot’s release? What do you think will happen the next time the sun returns?
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