Jigsaw Activity for ANY Literary Text

Jigsaw Activity for ANY Literary Text
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Trying to read a long, complex or difficult text? Or are you are pressed for time? Maybe you need to efficiently get through multiple sections or chapters of a text? Then, this activity is perfect for you!

The provided worksheet allows you to split up a text amongst your students, so that each student is responsible for a different portion of the text. Students will record figurative language, main ideas, key events & details, as well as cite evidence from the text. The back side of this worksheet provides a space for students to record notes from their classmates.

This activity allows students to use all four language skills: speaking, writing, reading and listening!

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By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Analyze seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century foundational U.S. documents of historical and literary significance (including The Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address) for their themes, purposes, and rhetorical features.
Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text.
Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
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