This activity is something I have used very often in my 4th grade classroom, I think it would work well in 3rd and up. I most often use it in Social Studies and Science. I usually take a chapter of reading, or various texts about the same topic. I then assign a section of reading to a group of about 6 students (Ive used less, but usually not more). Using the framework provided the students work as a group to read and learn about their section. They then prepare a presentation to teach their selection to the class. Please download my preview to see a more detailed description.
This activity has been really engaging to the students. It has also been really helpful to me, as it allows my students to read, write, speak, and listen, all in one activity. I have included a rubric with this activity that should be easy for students to use.