Reflection: Routines and Procedures Tricky Text but Important Facts: JigSaw Group Work - Section 1: Overall Theme and Goal:


The authors of our history book have done a nice job of using text features to distinguish the important sections of our chapters. When I was looking it over, I realized that one of these sections was on the resources of Arizona. There were five types of resources and a brief paragraph associated with each. I thought that with a small amount of text that contained important content would be a good place to begin with this activity. It would be easy enough to go over the procedures and still have time to do the activity in the hour I had set aside for history. 

Sometimes trying a new activity or teaching strategy feels overwhelming either because of time or the set up. It helps to remember that you can use small sections of text and smaller units of reading to practice the procedures while still learning. 

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Tricky Text but Important Facts: JigSaw Group Work

Unit 22: CLOSE Readings
Lesson 2 of 8

Objective: SWBAT work collaboratively to determine essential facts or details that are needed to understand their section of a passage or piece of text.

Big Idea: Using a the Jigsaw method of group work is a fun way to work with a harder informational text. It allows students to determine the which facts they feel are important and are needed to understand the subject.

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