July 21 2012

When a particular story includes several chapters, you might divide the chapters up between two or three groups and have each group summarize the salient points of the story.
In this week’s lesson you could divide the class into three groups and give each group a chapter (27–29). This maximizes use of time and allows everyone to contribute. Jigsawing, as this method is often called, enables you to scan or get an overview of whole books of the Bible as well. You might divide the book of Proverbs evenly between the class (a chapter per person or pair) and ask the students to find a wise saying that speaks to this week’s story.