I attended the alignment workshop you held and tried out the seminar with my 8th graders yesterday– It was FANTASTIC! My students had such wonderful thoughts over the article we read. My co-teach class also went really, really well. I was amazed at how many of my students were excited and engaged in the conversation. Even my shy babies were throwing their opinions out. I am so, so pleased with this lesson, and definitely plan on having another one in the future. I am so grateful you shared this with us! I honestly cannot express how much I enjoyed this lesson. I usually have good student participation, but this was on a whole new level. To see them debating with each other and coming up with new points I hadn’t even thought of yet was just so exciting to see. They have already asked me if we will have another seminar, which makes it even more rewarding. Again, I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful lesson!