This cooperative-learning reading technique gives students the opportunity to specialize in one aspect of a topic, master the topic, and teach the material to group members. Asking students to work together in a Jigsaw builds comprehension, encourages cooperation, and improves communication and problem-solving skills.


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Jigsaw Elementary

Jigsaw Elementary - Google Doc

Jigsaw Secondary

Jigsaw Secondary - Google DocModify this direction sheet  to help students organize their thoughts and notes to share with their groups. Have the students write in their topic and assignment.  As students work together, they can fill in the blanks as instructed.

Jigsaw Spanish

Jigsaw Spanish - Google Doc

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Claudia Sever
Middle School Math teacher.
Harmony School of Political Science, Texas