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Name: _________________________________

Advisory: ​PC TC SRU Date: ​June 10, 2018

Peak ​ Socratic Seminar


(SL.6.1)
Objective & Agenda

Objective​: Deepen understanding of ​Peak ​through text-based collaborative analysis.

Socratic Seminar Protocol

● Three questions
○ Group one will respond to question one
○ Group two will respond to question two
○ Both groups will respond to question three
● Each group will have eight minutes to conduct a conversation to discuss each question
● One additional minute will be provided at the end of each round for scholars who haven’t yet spoken
● While part of the outside circle you are expected to:
○ Record comments or evidence that change ideas
○ Record what your partner does to participate in the discussion
● Quick feedback will be given at the end of each round from both your partner and the teacher

Speaking and Listening Norms and Focuses

Read over the speaking and listening norms as well as the new focuses. Raise your hand if you have any questions or concerns!

Norms
● Speaking:
○ Project your voice professionally
○ Use and “breakdown” specific words or phrases in text evidence to deepen the discussion
● Listening:
○ Turn to the page of the text that is referenced
○ Track the speaker
○ Examine a peer’s text evidence differently
New Focuses
● Speaking: Reset the conversation back to the initial prompt.
○ Example: “I think we’ve gotten off track, can we connect this back to the question?”
● Listening: Take notes on ideas that change your thinking about the text!

Scoring & Materials

Materials
❏ This packet
❏ ELA Notebook
❏ Peak
❏ One pen OR pencil
Academic Discussion Round 1
Prompt Which conflict from the novel had the most significant impact on Peak's
life? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.

Planning

Notes during My Notes Partner Feedback


discussion (Comments from scholars who influence
my thinking!) Rating (1-5):________
Academic Discussion Round 2
Prompt Based on what you've learned from Peak, does Roland Smith
want his readers to climb Mt. Everest? Use evidence from the
text to support your response.
Planning

Notes during My Notes Partner Feedback


discussion (Comments from scholars who influence
my thinking!) Rating (1-5):________
Academic Discussion Round 3
Prompt The statement “You can never tell who the mountain will allow and who
it will not” is used three times throughout the book. Which literary
device is the author employing, and what is the purpose of this
repetition? Use textual evidence to support your claims.

Planning

Notes during My Notes Partner Feedback


discussion (Comments from scholars who influence
my thinking!) Rating (1-5):________
After the final discussion, complete the self-assessment.

Academic Discussion Self-Assessment


Scoring Guide 1 - Needs major improvement, not meeting expectations
2 - Needs improvement, somewhat meeting expectations
3 - Needs some improvement, almost meeting expectations
4 - Meets expectations
5 - Exceeds expectations

Element Score Explanation


(1-5)

Prepare for the


discussion

Take detailed notes and


use notes to build on
the comments of others

Project your voice


professionally

Refer to the text to find


evidence

Lead the discussion


with ideas based on
strong text evidence
and analysis