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ERIC Number: ED537052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 232
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5711-0431-1
Making the Most of Small Groups: Differentiation for All
Diller, Debbie
Stenhouse Publishers
In her previous books, "Literacy Work Stations and Practice with Purpose," Debbie Diller showed teachers how to productively occupy the "rest of the class" while meeting with small groups. Now Debbie turns her attention to the groups themselves and the teacher's role in small-group instruction. "Making the Most of Small Groups" grapples with difficult questions regarding small-group instruction in elementary classrooms such as: (1) How do I find the time?; (2) How can I be more organized?; (3) How do I form groups?; and (4) How can I differentiate to meet the needs of all of my students? Structured around the five essential reading elements--comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary--the book provides practical tips, sample lessons, lesson plans and templates, suggestions for related literacy work stations, and connections to whole-group instruction. In addition to ideas to use immediately in the classroom, Debbie provides an overview of relevant research and reflection questions for professional conversations.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A