If you have not read Socratic Seminars: How to Prepare–do it! It’s a precursor to this one.
So now that you have prepared your students for the S.S., what do you do? Get your hands dirty!
How to Run a Socratic Seminar
1. Talk about language. I used the Appropriate Language Handout from the Teaching Channel, and it accompanied students during the seminar.
2. Assume the Position.