Small Group Instruction

Bush Middle School

Objective: To develop a clear understanding of small group instruction.

Why small groups?

  • To close gaps in students' learning
  • To scaffold
  • To intervene
  • To challenge

What is small group instruction?

  • Teaching students according to their individual needs
  • Data based
  • Scaffolding
  • Individualized instruction

How to plan small group instruction?

  1. Whole group instruction
  2. Gather Data (assessment)
  3. Group students
  4. Plan lesson to meet the needs of each group
  5. Teacher led group

Ms. Park's Class

Istation Data: Comprehension

Aaron

Jose

Isabella

Antonio

Justin

Jacob

Elizabeth

Maria

Andre

  1. Create 3 groups
  2. What are the individual needs of the 3 groups
  3. Teacher led group

Differentiation

Match text and activity to each group/student.

Support

What are some other ways you can incorporate small group instruction in your class?