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Both Jigsaw and Jigsaw Plus are...Reproducible blackline reading and activity masters for language skills development in cooperative classrooms designed for adolescent and adult learners based on the principles of cooperative learning, on current theory in language learning and instruction and on current methodology in reading instruction cross-curricular in scope and purpose rich in contemporary content developed by practicing teachers thoroughly field-tested in trial editions innovative, yet highly practical Jigsaw and Jigsaw Plus reading and activity materials are created from the students' world experience and designed for interactive learning. Working together in small, cooperative groups on problem-solving tasks, students rapidly and enjoyably develop language proficiency and group-learning skills. Designed for adolescent and adult learners in multilevel classes who need to develop their reading and discussion skills for application across the curriculum, cooperative skills sheets offer students a wealth of opportunities to develop both specific reading skills and effective learning strategies for group work which can then be applied to academic tasks. While they fit easily and comfortably into English, Reading or ESL classrooms, other areas of the curriculum are also supported, for example Social Studies, Environmental Studies, Life Skills, Values Education or Work Preparation classes. Both sets of blackline masters are based on the cooperative learning approach to small group learning. The Jigsaw classroom's unique structure ensures that every student contributes to and participates in all group activities. JIGSAW Jigsaw is designed for use with an adolescent or adult class working in groups of four, with the reading and exercise texts written at reading levels from grades 3-7, but with the materials are intended for use with learners aged 13 and up, including adults. There are both individual and group activities as well as a cooperative skills sheet for each unit, ample provision for student evaluation and comprehensive and supportive teacher materials. The contents are all fully reproducible.
Pippin Publishing Corporation
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