What’s the Story?

The Teaching Channel is a wonderful resource.

The talented teachers share creative activities and guide the viewer through them in short videos.

I decided that our first discussion on Lord of The Flies would be a variation of the formal Socratic Seminar.

I lifted the ideas directly from this video.

I did not begin with a purpose questions, but asked the students to reflect on their reading by completing a handout. (The same one that is used in the video).

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As part of their ‘takeaway’, the ELLs had to reflect on the activity.  The consensus was that this was an activity that encourages participation by  the whole group,  and the discussion helped clarify main ideas etc.


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