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Unlikely Friendships for Kids Text Jigsaw Reading and Writing Task

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Unlikely Friendships for Kids: The Dog & The Piglet: And Four Other Stories of Animal Friendships by Jennifer S. Holland

TEXT DESCRIPTION:
Unlikely Friendships for Kids: The Dog & The Piglet: And Four Other Stories of Animal Friendships is a series of five stories, each about two unlikely animals who become friends. These stories focus on the friendship, love, and unmistakable bond each pair forms as they help each other.

TEXT FOCUS: These stories and the illustrations that accompany them reinforce the theme of the unit—friendship in unexpected places. The relationships detailed in these stories can be compared to the unexpected relationships in Because of Winn-Dixie and Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship. (RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.7, RI.3.9)

OVERVIEW:
Students read select chapters of Unlikely Friendships for Kids: The Dog & The Piglet: And Four Other Stories of Animal Friendships in order to determine the main idea, recount key details, use illustrations to better understand text, and connect with the theme of unexpected friendships as developed in Because of Winn-Dixie and Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship. Students write summaries of their findings and present them to small-group members.

Divide students into jigsaw groups. Assign each of the five group members a different chapter of Unlikely Friendships for Kids: The Dog & The Piglet: And Four Other Stories of Animal Friendships. Have each student read his or her assigned chapter independently. (RI.3.10)



Have students meet with the other students who were assigned the same chapter (the “expert group”). Ask them to share their notes and graphic organizers, determine the main idea of their text, and prepare to present their findings to their original groups. (SL.3.1a, b, c, d; SL.3.4; SL.3.6)

EXPRESS UNDERSTANDING:

Ask each “expert group” to work together to create a poster in response to the following prompt: Summarize the assigned chapter. Then compare the relationship between the characters in the assigned text to the relationships in Because of Winn-Dixie and Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship. (RI.3.1, RI.3.9, W.3.2a-d, W.3.10)

Aligns to ELA Louisiana Guidebook Unit titled: Because of Winn-Dixie (Lesson 7)

Included
PowerPoint Presentation (103 slides)
Analyzing Photographs/Illustrations Organizers (2)
Writing Checklist
Writing Organizers (3)
8 x 11 Main Idea Puzzle Pieces for Jigsaw Presentations (5)
8 X 14 Main Idea Puzzle Pieces for Jigsaw Presentations (5)
Jigsaw Recording Forms (2)
Teacher Model Text
Chapter Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces (5)
Beginning, Middle, End Organizer
Unlikely Friendships for Kids Main Idea Organizers for each chapter (5)
Text Comparison T-Charts (2)
Writing Task
Writing Paper




Total Pages
140
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Teaching Duration
1 Week

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Unlikely Friendships for Kids Text Jigsaw Reading and Writ
Unlikely Friendships for Kids Text Jigsaw Reading and Writ
Unlikely Friendships for Kids Text Jigsaw Reading and Writ
Unlikely Friendships for Kids Text Jigsaw Reading and Writ