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Trial of Martha Carrier Cotton Mather Copy of Text Plus Jigsaw Activity Handouts

Trial of Martha Carrier Cotton Mather Copy of Text Plus Jigsaw Activity Handouts
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This product consists of a copy of Cotton Mather's "Trial of Martha Corey," which is conveniently formatted to fit on one 8 1/2 by 11 (letter sized) page, front and back.

Also included is a handout, which consists of text-dependent questions regarding the text. Because this can be a dense read for some students, the activity has been jigsawed. The teacher can divide students into pairs, trios, quads, etc. and assign students as members of either "Group 1" "Group 2" or "Group 3." Group 1 Questions are about sections 1-3 of the text, Group 2 about sections 4-6, and Group 3 about sections 7-10. In this way, all students can be cognitively challenged as they own a certain section of the text (rather than having to digest the entire text). After students answer their assigned questions, they can share their answers with their classmates who did not read their section. The other students can take notes on what is being shared, and in this way, all students are held accountable. So that the teacher can save paper, I've included all three sets of questions on one letter-sized page, so that they can be cut with a scissor into strips for each group to use.

This is a great partner text to Arthur Miller's The Crucible. I have used this in my 11th grade classroom when providing historical context before students read the play.
Total Pages
3 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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