Making the Most of Small Groups

Author: Debbie Diller
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571104313
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Tips and techniques for teachers to use for teaching in small group situations.

Teaching Reading in Small Groups

Author: Jennifer Serravallo
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325026800
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Meet instructional challenges effectively and efficiently by uncovering hidden time for meeting individual students' needs. With small groups, you'll work closely with more children each day with her how-tos on using formative assessment to create groups from common needs; differentiating for individuals, even in a group; and enhancing Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction.

Assessment for Reading Instruction Third Edition

Author: Michael C. McKenna
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462521053
Format: PDF, ePub
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This trusted teacher guide and widely adopted text provides a comprehensive conceptual framework and hands-on practical tools for reading assessment. The authors present a clear roadmap for evaluating K-8 students' strengths and weaknesses in each of the basic competencies that good readers need to master. Teachers learn how to select, administer, and interpret a wide range of formal and informal assessments, and how to use the results to improve instruction. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 30 reproducible assessment tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Chapter on assessing vocabulary. *Additional instruments, including the Informal Decoding Inventory and the Motivation to Read Profile--Revised. *Links to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been added throughout. *The latest research and more instructional strategies in every area. See also Reading Assessment in an RTI Framework, which offers systematic guidance for conducting assessments in all three tiers of RTI.

How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction

Author: Sharon Walpole
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606237284
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offering step-by-step guidance to simplify planning and decision making, this book reviews the basics of differentiated reading instruction and provides detailed, ready-to-use lesson plans and materials to help teachers hit the ground running. Teachers get everything they need to implement four types of instructional groups over multiple three-week cycles. For fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, lessons are based on popular, inexpensive trade books. For phonemic awareness and word recognition, dozens of reproducibles are provided, all in a convenient large-size format. The book can be used on its own or as a complement to Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies for the Primary Grades, which offers a complete introduction to the authors' approach.

Differentiating Reading Instruction for Success With RTI

Author: Margo Southall
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545214865
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Margo Southall shares her classroom-tested tools for differentiating reading instruction within an RTI framework: assessment strategies; when-then charts describing a menu of intervention options; targeted lessons and interventions in word recognition, fluency, and comprehension; techniques for forming and managing small groups; guidelines and practical tips for implementing Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions, and so much more. Packed with planning sheets, record-keeping forms, and reproducible student materials—including kid-friendly charts, visual aids, games, and interactive tools—this resource will help teachers efficiently and effectively differentiate instruction. Includes a CD with more than 100 reproducible forms and student resource pages. For use with Grades K-3.

Small Group Reading Instruction

Author: Beverly Tyner
Publisher: International Reading Assoc.
ISBN: 0872077098
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Classroom tested and research based, the Small-Group Differentiated Teaching Model provides instruction to meet the needs of your classroom’s broad range of learners. Easy-to-use lesson plans and activities support the five stages of reading—emergent, beginning, fledgling, transitional, and independent—and the accompanying CD features materials to help you implement the model. In this fully updated edition of her bestseller, Beverly Tyner provides Lesson plans that encourage hands-on student involvement Assessments to monitor students’ progress A chapter on engaging students in independent activities while others work in small groups A scope and sequence for word study for each stage of reader And much more! Although intended for primary-grade teachers and reading specialists, the book also offers a solid basis for teacher training and reading intervention programs, including Response to Intervention.

Rethinking Small Group Instruction in the Intermediate Grades

Author: Nancy N. Boyles
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1934338869
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Small-group instruction becomes a strategic, differentiated tool for Response to Intervention in Dr. Nancy N. Boyle's new resource, Rethinking Small-group Instruction in the Intermediate Grades. In this complete and ready-to-go resource, Dr. Boyles answers key questions about transforming small-group instruction to meet RTI objectives: •How can I teach comprehension strategies during small-group instruction? •How do I align high-stakes standards with comprehension objectives? •Where do fluency, vocabulary, and author's craft fit in small-group discussion? •How can I explicitly teach skills and ­promote meaningful discussions? •How do I effectively include intermediate-grade students who function at a primary level? Rethinking Small-group Instruction in the Intermediate Grades provides sixteen options to differentiate small-group instruction. Teachers focus on reinforcing comprehension skills and strategies while explicitly teaching students how to construct basic meaning about both literary and informational texts and master the art of discourse, which leads to higher-level critical and creative thinking. Boyles shows intermediate teachers how to embed the Common Core State Standards into small-group instruction and provides all of the rubrics, checklists, planning templates, and prompts necessary to implement these instructional formats in both the book and the included CD. The useful CD also contains target sheets matched to each objective that explain how to find the best evidence to meet the objective. Let Rethinking Small-group Instruction maximize the power of your small-group instruction to differentiate your teaching and efficiently meet RTI goals and national standards at the same time."

Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Reading in the Content Areas

Author: Carolyn Chapman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452273634
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Increase understanding of content by strengthening every learner’s reading skills! Featuring new strategies, updated research, expanded coverage of key topics, plus new material on English language learners, this revised edition offers substantive methods for increasing content learning by helping students become better readers. The authors explain how differentiated instruction, multiple intelligences, scaffolding, and other techniques can support reading comprehension, and help teachers: Create the right reading environment Assess readers effectively Incorporate guided reading, shared reading, the four-block model, language experience, and read-alouds Teach vocabulary using methods such as visuals, context clues, and miscue analysis Improve comprehension before, during, and after reading

Differentiated Literacy Centers

Author: Margo Southall
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780439899093
Format: PDF, Docs
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Provides hundreds of leveled activities with reproducible planning sheets and student pages to support centers in fluency, reading comprehension, and word study.

30 Big Idea Lessons for Small Groups

Author: Michael Rafferty
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506348637
Format: PDF, Mobi
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30 Big Idea Lessons for Small Groups provides an amazing framework, with a bank of engagement tools, that gets students interacting with texts. Follow this unique 4-part process to develop students’ literal, inferential, evaluative, and analytical skills: Engage: Before Reading Students use a tactile tool like a topic card or a pyramid Discuss: During Reading Students read and mark up a short text Deep-See Think: After Reading Students re-read and revise their interpretations together Connect: After Reading Students begin to transfer their understandings to other texts