Laura Hansen
Small group instruction
Sun Sep 7, 2014 21:56

I enjoyed reading your input regarding small group instruction. This year I am thinking I will end up doing small group within the "small group" pull out time. I like your suggestions of activities for independent work. I am hoping to start a fluency center this year with my 4th graders, using partners with repeated readings like we learned in the clinic this summer. It was also helpful to know about the importance of modeling for an extended period of time to get routines and expectations set. Thanks. :)

  • Vocabulary and Small group instruction - Susan Gibson, Sun Sep 7 21:06
    Since you haven't started teaching yet, I would highly recommend reading "Bringing Words to Life:Robust Vocabulary Instruction". They discuss the three tiers of words and how to decided which ones to ... more
    • Very Helpful - Kasey Gaines, Tue Sep 9 12:49
      Thank you so much, you gave me some great tips! I will definitely have to buy "Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction", that seems like such a great research. When I was in a 2nd/3rd... more
    • Small group instruction - Laura Hansen, Sun Sep 7 21:56
      • Fluency Center - Susan Gibson, Mon Sep 8 18:57
        I plan on using some of the fluency resources from the florida center for reading research during this time. Also I have some fluency task cards I bought off TPT I plan on using for repeated... more
        • Fluency Center reply - Laura Hansen, Mon Sep 8 22:37
          That's awesome, Susan. You really have put a lot of thought into ways to incorporate fluency into your teaching. I would love to see some of your resources if you could e-mail them! Thanks for... more
          • Fluency response - sg70349, Tue Sep 9 19:51
            I'll send some of them to you tonight. But it looks like you are getting a lot accomplished so far with your groups. We start assessing our students this week so I'll be able to see who really needs... more
        • Fluency - Emily Fox, Mon Sep 8 21:12
          I am also planning to put more of an emphasis on fluency this year! My 2nd grade team has discussed having the students do repeated readings with each other as well, Lauren. We saw much excitement... more
          • Repeated Readings - Laura Hansen, Mon Sep 8 22:44
            That is great! I shared repeated readings with another EC teacher and she is teaching her 5th graders how to work in partners to complete repeated readings. I agree with you that it is definitely an... more
            • Repeated readings - Melissa Boyd, Tue Sep 9 11:59
              Laura, I am very interested in using repeated readings in an effort to increase fluency. I saw what a difference it made this summer in the clinic and look forward to trying it with my students. I... more
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