Theme for English B

Lesson Plan for Middle School Socratic Seminar:

This seminar focuses on a poem by Langston Hughes and culminates in a personal analytical writing.

This seminar, designed for English and Language Arts classes in Middle School grades, guides students to explore the themes of language, perspective, truth.

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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:

  • What do you think the speaker of this poem would say is the most important word or phrase? (round-robin response)
  • What does the line, “That’s American” suggest in the context of the poem?
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