Classroom Community Character Traits Jigsaw Method Activity

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Teaching In the Fast Lane
Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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22 pages
Teaching In the Fast Lane


Classroom Community Character Traits Jigsaw Method Activity
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I was looking for a way to help students understand the importance of character traits when it comes to our classroom community. This free character trait jigsaw presents students with the definitions to five character traits and asks them to examine how they would look in the classroom and present this to their class in cooperative groups.

The character traits included in this jigsaw are empathy, compassion, respect, courage, and inclusion.

Included in this resource:
-Directions for the jigsaw method
-Research based rationale for the jigsaw method
-A definition poster for each of the character traits included
-A set of question and answer pages, one for each character trait to guide student thinking
-A list of ideas for how students can share their information with their group
-Student note taking page for accountability
-Student activity page to reinforce definitions of character traits

By making students the experts in their character trait they take ownership of their learning and flourish as both learners and teachers.


For more jigsaw method activities click HERE.

What does the research say about the jigsaw method?
• Cooperative learning has been identified as one of the nine instructional methods proven by research to make a significant difference in student performance
(Marzano, Pickering & Pollock, 2001).
• Cooperative learning consistently yields higher levels of achievement than either competitive or independent learning
(Johnson, Johnson, & Holubec, 1994).

To see a video of how jigsaw works check out this video from Jennifer at Cult of Pedagogy.

Total Pages
22 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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