Making the Most of Small Group Instruction

 

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Hey, Friends!

First off I know you’re reading this thinking, ‘who on EARTH has time for so many small groups’?  I agree that is IS tough to manage small groups effectively every week. We do what we can and if we can’t meet with everyone so many times a week, we’re human, it’s not like we’re not working hard to try.

Before I even begin with how I run my small groups, I want to chat about the logistics of what everyone else is doing. 
 
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If I am going to be effective with the group that I am working with, I need to be able to actually work with them with minimal distractions. This means creating a self-sufficient classroom environment.
While I am with a group, the kids have a series of tasks that they have to get done by the end of the week. They must do everything on the left hand column and if they have time they can do the extras on the right. OR they can mix and match the left and right columns but must know that everything on the left column must be completed.
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Let’s say that time gets away from me and I don’t have time to gather my centers together (it happens we can’t do all million tasks let’s be real). If I have a series of tasks that the kids started but haven’t completed, I type it up on a Powerpoint and the kids just complete down the line.
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Now let’s get to the ‘during’ small group.
I like to use lots of graphic organizers and hands on materials to help facilitate my instruction.
Post-It notes just make it more fun!
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For example, this past week we worked on Cause and Effect.
I create these mini passages with just two questions a passage. This is the perfect size for a small group setting. We used post it notes to pin point the answer.
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Click {HERE}I had this “aha” moment to have all of my groups on a sheet of paper. I can call as I need and highlight after I’ve met with a group. I love the ‘activity’ blank so I can write the jist of my small groups for the week!

Snag this template and just fill in your kiddos names!

 

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Looking for free printables for small group reading. Looking for small group activities and ideas? Check out this awesome small group instruction classroom management ideas and activities!
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I hope this was a PeppyZesty idea for you!
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Amber

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