Let me help you take some kinda drab content and make it more engaging! The Jigsaw Method is a step into student-directed learning. It works best as a review strategy or if you only have to cover a small chunk of content. It’s highly effective with gifted learners but can also be a successful activity for everyone with modeling!. Students break into groups, which in essence are a complete puzzle. Then each “piece of the puzzle” meets with pieces of other “puzzles” to discuss ways to present the assigned content back to the original puzzle!
This product is editable! I have included step-by-step directions, tracking sheets, labels, 2 topic sheets, and recording sheets! This falls in line with my Georgia 5th grade curriculum and is probably consistent with yours.
My students loved this strategy when I used it to review for a WWI test! I had planned on it taking 1 class period and it lasted 3 days!