It is important that the students’ arguments (in their final form) are heard and commented on by their peers and the teacher. This is to make sure that each student knows that his or her idiosyncratic approach is valid and valued, and for the entire class to affirm and enjoy the diversity of outcomes. Once students have successfully completed the Bard Blitz they could experience it again at another time with more confidence (perhaps even selecting their own extracts to explore). The teacher could follow the Bard Blitz with a module on creating a good essay, or speech, or PowerPoint presentation. 

If you'd like to try the Bard Blitz in your classroom, download a copy of the Four-Stage Bard Blitz here.