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Socratic Seminar Questions
ALARA Learning is pleased to offer the following Socratic Seminar novel studies in printable PDF formats:

Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli is a deeply moving novel that tells the story of a young orphan boy who lives insides of a Warsaw, Poland ghetto during the Second World War. The novel recounts many heartwarming, horrific, and tragic episodes in his life, and in the lives of those around him.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne is a deeply moving novel that tells the story of a young boy and his family who live just outside of a concentration camp during the Second World War. The boy’s father is the commandant of the camp, and the boy becomes friends with a young Jewish boy who is interred in the camp.

The Coffin Quilt by Ann Rinaldi is a novel of historical fiction that tells the story of the tragic lives and deaths of the members of the feuding Hatfield and McCoy clans in West Virginia and Kentucky.

The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen is a deeply moving novel that tells the story of the tragic lives and deaths that Polish Jews suffered in the German concentration camps during the Second World War.

Nothing But The Truth by Avi is a documentary novel that tells the story of student Philip Malloy and his homeroom teacher, Miss Margaret Narwin. Interesting things happen after Philip challenges Miss Narwin and the Harrison School District by singing The Star-Spangled Banner during homeroom, in violation of school policy.

Each of the PDF files of Socratic Seminar Questions contains carefully crafted queries which can be used to facilitate in-class discussions about the particular novel being read. Most Socratic Seminar pages contain either three or four questions, while the final page always contains a concluding question or two which requires a more detailed response from the students.

The Socratic Seminar Questions can also be used for other purposes, such as homework assignments or classroom quizzes, and the pages will help teachers gauge whether or not the students have read and understand the specific sections of the novel.

As students read these novels they will find that the questions help them develop critical thinking skills in English and Language Arts.

Common Core Standards for Reading and Writing for grades seven and eight are included at the end of each of the Socratic Seminar Questions.


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