TYWLS Bronx Social Studies teacher Michelle Nguyen discovered her students struggled with independently developing their own ideas for a topic sentence. Her students needed a way to generate original ideas and then to capture their thinking with a structure that was easy, clear and visible. Watch her 7th graders use the Socratic Seminar and Thought Bubbles  routine combination in the video below.

Socratic Seminar Routine Guide

Socratic Seminar Peer Coaching Guide

Thought Bubbles Lesson Slide Deck