Modified Jigsaw


Interacting with Text

Additional Purpose(s):

Synthesizing Learning


Learners develop deep understanding of one concept within a larger idea and then share and learn from peers.


  1. Group learners so that within each group there is one person who will be responsible for each portion of a reading or task.  
  2. Within each group, ask learners to identify the portion for which they will be responsible (i.e., to develop understanding of that portion on their own in preparation for sharing with their group members). 
  3. When ready, ask learners to share their understanding of their portion with their group members.  
  4. As a group, learners apply the information from all portions or engage in discussion about the topic as a whole.  


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