There are many allusions in Lois Lowry's "Son" to Dante's Inferno and other literary works. In order to prepare students to pick out these allusions from the text, students conduct their own reach on one of four different topics/troupes before reading "Son". Each student is provided with a helpful research page and his/her piece of the jigsaw. He/she will read about his/her topic, and decorate his/her jigsaw piece with quotes, lists of information, pictures, symbolism and color to then share with others in the class. There is also a graphic organizer provided to ensure students share their topic information with one another.