Amelia Earhart jigsaw activity

LindaPDX 2016-04-01 19:55:42

This activity promotes reading comprehension and retelling through the Amelia Earhart story. Create 5 groups of 3-4 students each. (You could split the story in different ways to have more or fewer students participate.) All members of Group 1 get part 1 of the story, all members of Group 2 get part 2, etc. Each group reads & discusses their part of the story. I did this as a "no dictionaries" activity - that forced students to discuss words that they did not understand. I also had each group to choose 2-4 vocabulary words from their part that they would teach to other groups. Then, the students went into story groups, where each story group had 5 students, one with each part of the story. In their story groups, the students first taught one another their chosen vocabulary words, then told the full story of Amelia Earhart, each student contributing his or her part.

The present printable, downloadable handout is best suited for high school students and adults at Upper-intermediate (B2), Advanced (C1) and Proficient (C2) level. It is useful for strengthening your learners' Listening, Speaking and Reading skills.
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