RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Whitney Fisher
Grouping
Sun Dec 11, 2011 00:14
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Thanks for your comments and question! We grouped our participants with a variety of different levels for a couple of reasons. Ashley knew that all 8 students were struggling with reading comprehension and retell no matter what level they were on in general. Our students who were above average scored a one on the pretest just like our students who were below average. In some ways we wanted to see how a mixed small group would work. I have always grouped based on ability but with comprehension we found that all students were struggling. Throughout the study we realized that having the mixed group brought about a lot of positive things. The students were able to model to each other during group retell which was really neat. Also, students helped each other gain understanding of the text. If one student was struggling, Ashley would have a classmate help him or her. It was pretty neat!

  • Re: Whitney Fisher/Ashley Montgomery - Kara Scott, Mon Dec 5 18:24
    Great Presentation. Teaching story structure can always be tricky. Often in class we focus on the students who are struggling in one area or another. Why did you mix the groups with different levels? ... more
    • Grouping - Whitney Fisher, Sun Dec 11 00:14
    • story structure - Amanda Solesbee, Wed Dec 7 23:44
      I notice in my class that teaching story structure is very hard at times. They have to know the basics first, how to sequence and find main details before even thinking about the story structure. I... more
      • reply to amanda - whitney fisher, Sun Dec 11 00:18
        We were very basic in story structure because you're right it is hard to teach- especially with kindergarten students. We mainly focused on main character, setting, and sequence of events. We found... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011