Interacting with Complex Texts: Jigsaw Project

Grades 6-8 / ELA / ELL
CCSS: ELA.RI.7.8 ELA.RI.8.8

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RI

Reading Standards for Informational Text 6-12

7

7th Grade

8

Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RI

Reading Standards for Informational Text 6-12

8

8th Grade

8

Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)

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Objective

Work in groups to analyze speeches and share expertise

Length

11 min

Questions to Consider

  • How does Ms. Langlois use both homogenous and heterogeneous groups?
  • Dr. Walqui talks about the importance of scaffolding quality interactions among students. What are some examples of quality interactions from Ms. Langlois’ class?

See the full playlist of the six videos in this ELL series.

Understanding Language aims to heighten educator awareness of the critical role that language plays in the new Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, and to improve education for English Language Learners.

Supporting Materials

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  • Interacting with Complex Texts: Jigsaw Project Transcript

  • ELA Across Time and Space Full Unit.PDF

  • UL Slides for ELA Webinar.PDF

  • Understanding Language Materials.PDF

  • ELA Persuasian Across Time and Space.PDF

  • ELA Lesson 3 Ethos Logos Pathos.PDF

  • Guidelines for ELA Instructional Materials Development.PDF

  • Key Principles for ELL Instruction.PDF

  • Worksheets - Persuasion in Historical Contex t- The Gettysburg Address.PDF

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Interacting with Complex Texts: Jigsaw Project

Grades 6-8 / ELA / Ell

Interacting with Complex Texts: Jigsaw Project