An interesting thing happened to me in a lesson: something that I didn’t really expect, or even anticipate in my planning. As I am in the last slog of preparing for the exams, I have been getting students to answer past papers. Every week I have completed the following lesson at least once. Each time I vary the question or task.
Give students a question or reading materials and a question
Students write for a set time, according to the exam specifications.
While students write, I write (type on the computer) my response to the question.
Then, at the end of the lesson, students read my response on the board (including errors) and compare it with their own piece of writing.