GroupWork Freebie Checklist Proven to Increase Responsibility
Depending upon the culture at your school, and the prior experiences of your students, when you start doing group work and projects, they may need to some scaffolding to help that process go smoothly. They may have trouble working together, or staying on task.
One tool to do that is this freebie. Is it a simple checklist of what everyone in the group should be doing. Its very basic, but seems to make a big difference with kids helping to keep each other on task. It shifts some of the responsibility to them. There is a spot for a team leader. Its your choice if you want to designate a consistent team leader, or have it rotate.
You may be very surprised at who is a good leader (and who likes to be a leader). It might not be who you think!