Socratic Seminar for: A Christmas Carol

Socratic seminars are a great way to encourage the development of critical thinking, speaking, and listening skills. And Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is a perfect text for such a seminar. Use the questions in the packet to stimulate rich discussion of Dickens' tale. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Instruct groups to craft open-ended discussion questions for the staves
  • Have class members assume the role of discussion leader
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource presumes participants are familiar with the protocols for socratic seminars

  • Includes question for staves 2, 3, 4, and 5
  • Suggested responses are provided for each of the questions

  • A majority of the questions are more leading that open-ended