Reflection: Trust and Respect Learning Teams Jigsaw Opening Chapters - Section 2: Base Group Agenda


By asking the students to engage in challenging literacy work in base groups, I leveraged the social capital in the group to help move each of them forward into the emerging world of the text.  I was very pleased that the students worked very carefully toward creating meaning and insight, and I circulated among them, modeling the kind of listening and quality interaction that I was hoping they would be experiencing as the norm. 

I feel that the book itself contains a lot of high interest, so the students were inherently interested in working with one another on the task, but that is why this particular book can help to focus students on literacy learning in productive groups: it's a positive experience to begin the year with and hopefully to foster. 

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Learning Teams Jigsaw Opening Chapters

Unit 2: Metacognition and The Absolutely-True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Lesson 4 of 19

Objective: SWBAT select important events from the story, summarize those events with a 3-2-1 summary and question the text with inferential questions.

Big Idea: It's important to tune in to the story world as you begin reading -- jigsaw is one way to do this.

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