5 Minutes Prep - 2 Hour Interactive Lesson!
When choosing a jigsaw that is appropriate for the level of your class, it’s important to remember that jigsaws are not passive reading exercises. These four skills lessons require the students to not only read their part, but to teach it to their classmates. Pronunciation and listening skills are key.
More often than not in higher level classes, I have erred on the side of choosing a jigsaw that was too challenging, making it a headache for all involved. Until you are certain of the level of jigsaw your class can handle, choose one which seems as if it might be slightly too simple and see how they do.
Unlike with beginner classes, in mid or upper intermediate or advanced ESL/ EFL classes, you have the option of preteaching the vocabulary or assigning it to your students to look up and define with English only dictionaries.
By popular demand, here below finally is a jigsaw for the higher level classes on global warming. Click on the text below to get a complimentary PDF of the entire lesson, including questions and a cloze exercise, to download.
If you are uncertain how to conduct a jigsaw lesson, click here.
If you feel this lesson may be too difficult for your class, you can find an Earth Day jigsaw in Callan’s Holiday Jigsaws 2 or Callan’s American Holiday Jigsaws 2 or an environmental jigsaw on shopping habits in Callan’s Contemporary Jigsaws 2 which may be more appropriate for your level.