Always a winner - hard to fail this one.
My aims: To keep working on cutting down spoon feeding. They are getting better, certainly in terms of confidence and practice in articulating ideas in increasingly sophisticated ways.
Well, really doesn't need explaining.
Resources - see below.
A4: BOXES WITH PROMPTS/QUESTIONS
A3: EMPTY BOXES TO TAKE NOTES - 1 PER STUDENT
1. Expert groups focus on 1 box
2. Home groups to teach the rest and learn from them.
After the first 10 min in expert groups collating ideas and quotations, they could access extra notes (from a selection, including printed online notes and revision booklets) to allow them to become real experts.
I made notes available again for the last 10 min of the lesson with students in home groups to clarify anything needed.
Verdict: As successful as usual. They've learnt much and feel ready to write about the character of Simon having rehearsed much of what to write orally.
FOLLOW UP: REALLY GOOD WRITTEN WORK ON SIMON'S CHARACTER. (Really happy with them)