Congratulations! You’ve finally got your small group framework nailed down (see blog post Part 1) and now it’s time to focus on the rotation of “Word Work”. This the time when a group is working on things such as grammar, vocabulary, spelling, mechanics, or conventions while you are pulling your small group and working with them.
So you’ve finally managed to get your small groups running and students are working independently from you, but what do you do now? What do students work on and how do I chose? What resources do you use for each rotation? Here are some ideas to help you simplify your planning for your small group rotations. We’ll start this week on the “Read to Someone” rotation:
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We found this article that we think might be helpful if you are implementing close reading in your classroom. For many teachers, especially ones that have “been around for a while”, close reading can be somewhat of a mystery. If you want to give it a try we recommend tip #10 (this should have been tip #1) Do you have any tips for close reading? Let us know! Thanks for looking!