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Simply Small Groups

Simply Small Groups
Differentiating Literacy Learning in Any Setting

October 2021 | 288 pages | Corwin

Make the most of small group time—in-person or online

To help students progress as readers, they need personal attention from a teacher and a connection with their peers. Small groups offer both! When you work with just a few kids at a time—whether face-to-face or in a virtual setting, you provide a safe, trusting environment that encourages them to challenge themselves.

In this timely handbook, author and reading expert Debbie Diller provides concrete guidance for tailoring the small-group experience to literacy instruction. You’ll learn how to assess student skills and needs, how to flexibly organize groups, and how to differentiate instruction to give every reader a pathway to success. Features include:

  • Strategies and tools grouped by developmental reading stages
  • At-a-glance charts for assessing current skill level and identifying next instructional steps
  • Downloadable printables for planning and instructional use
  • Easy adaptations for use in online learning
  • Reflection prompts and guiding questions 

Whatever your instructional setting, you and your students need the relationships that are best forged in small groups. With this book, you’ll build those relationships and help young readers achieve success.

Letter from Debbie
Section 1. Small Group Basics
Section 2. Teaching Emergent Readers
Section 3. Teaching Early Readers
Section 4. Teaching Transitional Readers
Section 5. Teaching Fluet Readers
Section 6. Reflection and Printable Tools

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ISBN: 9781071847060