This is a 15 lesson scheme of work that I designed as a guided reading task. This essentially meant that the children worked through this independently in groups (I used one lesson per week for this), and it was so successful, that I went on to produce 5 more schemes of work like this (which I will upload as soon as I get a chance to combine them all into one document!). It has been used for mid-ability 11-13 year olds, and low ability 14 year olds.
Each lesson lasts for one hour, and is self explanatory, right down to the homework tasks. Activities range from hot-seating, to diary entries, group reading and Venn diagrams (see sample lesson). A great way to promote independent learning-and to give yourself a well earned break every now and then!! I merely used to rotate around the groups to see how they were getting on-it was great not having the stress of planning these lessons!
Happy guided reading...
Kathryn aka missymayhem