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ERIC Number: ED346433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Pages: 10
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Jigsawing with Wordless Picture Books.
Pardon, Douglas Jay
Upper-level elementary classroom teachers can integrate wordless picture books (usually used only in the lower elementary grades) with the Jigsaw approach to cooperative learning. Students are first assigned to heterogeneously-balanced "home teams." Members of the home team write a story to accompany a picture book, usually in about 15 to 30 minutes. Story titles from each home team are placed into a container. Students then form "expert teams," which include one member from each home team. The teacher draws one story title from the container. The one home team member in each group who participated in writing the story then retells it to the team members, who take notes in preparation for retelling the story themselves. Teachers can then decide to: (1) have the members of the expert teams who listened to the story recreate it through oral discussion or a writing exercise; or (2) have the expert groups retell the story and have the home team that actually wrote the story decide which group best retold the story. Through the use of this strategy, the classroom teacher effectively promotes all four areas of the language arts: writing, reading, listening, and oral communication skills, and offers an opportunity for students to use notetaking and outlining skills. (A figure indicating the formation of home and expert groups is attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Language: English
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