The most common way to read a text in a group is for everyone to read a couple of verses each. To liven this up put the text on a word doc and print. On the other side of the paper print out the key word or phrase you want students to get from the text (in large font). Then cut the paper into the reading sections and put them in the correct order. 


When you meet your students hand out the reading sections and have them read their parts. When they are done have the students try to solve the puzzle on the back of the reading sections.


They will usually do this on the floor in the middle of the circle. Once they have solved it you can introduce the main point from the word(s) of the puzzle.