Researching Facts

How did the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire affect the city's inhabitants? Scholars embark on a quest to discover the answer as they work in small groups to research articles about the event. They finish by completing a jigsaw activity and sharing their findings with another group. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Accommodate English learners by pairing them with other group members who speak their native language
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson 13 of 14 from the Grade 6 ELA Module 3A, Unit 2 series
  • Prepare the research materials for each triad in advance
Pros
  • Includes tips for meeting the needs of diverse learners
  • Provides teaching notes for easy implementation
Cons
  • None
Common Core