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Lesson 17: Jigsaw Sharing and Central Message

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In a jigsaw sharing, students share their research on character traits, motivations, and contributions from the previous lesson. Then students discuss the central message of “Catalog Cats” in a whole-class discussion.

Additional Materials:

  • Julian Text Access Document

  • The Stories Julian Tells teacher copy

  • The Stories Julian Tells student copies

  • Students’ completed traits, motivations and character chart from the previous lesson (and homework, if applicable). Students should have listed details and evidence for one character (Julian/Huey/Father).

  • Stapled packets of three blank traits, motivations and contributions charts, one for each character, for students’ jigsaw notes

  • Traits, motivations and contributions chart_teacher reference

  • conversation stems

  • Central message guided writing, blank (Consider using for students who need enrichment)

  • Central message guided writing, teacher reference

  • Jigsaw instructional strategy sheet
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