Ideas for Managing Effective Small Groups
So what can WE do about it?
Launch Small Group Instruction on Intervention Thursdays
1) Identify students who need additional support or intervention.
a) Mrs. Groves and SST leaders will provide the names of your current Tier 2 students.
b) Global Scholar scores and academic averages are also a great way to target students.
2) Determine an instructional focus for each student
a)This data can be printed from the student's current Global Scholar results or from
classroom activities(non-mastery of skills)
b) English/Social Studies/Science- target reading skills
c) Math/Science-target math skills
3) Group students into small groups of 3 or 4
a) Allow whole group students to work on an independent activity while you work in
10-20 minute increments with your small groups.
b) Pull those 3 or 4 students back to a specified area to work with them on new skills.
4) Evidence of learning
a) Provide a small group activity that will demonstrate mastery of new skills.
b) For documentation purposes, be sure and have students show all reasoning,
thoughts, work, and writing. Also, provide the date of the intervention.
5) Evaluate the outcomes of instruction and use it to feed forward your next steps.
b) Regroup students if needed.