Are you wondering what to do when your students have the same need but don’t fit perfectly into a group because they’re reading at different levels?
This online course is for you if:
- you find yourself looking at your data, willing your students to fall perfectly in to five groups with similar needs and a similar reading level but your reality is quite different.
- you’re wondering if there are other small group instructional practices for reading that allow more flexibility with grouping.
- you’ve heard about strategy groups, but have never seen them in action.
In this self-paced online mini-course, Mardi Gorman and I:
- look at why strategy groups are an effective practice for small group instruction in reading.
- discuss the purpose of strategy groups and look at why you would choose to group students based on a strategy.
- look at some real formative assessment on a class of students and show you how to use your data to group students based on strategy.
- break down the structure of a strategy group lesson and look at the role of the teacher through the lesson.
- watch a video of a strategy lesson to show you what it looks like in action.
This 1 hour online course starts as soon as you sign up and is divided into the following lessons:
- Lesson 1: What are Strategy Groups?
- Lesson 2: What strategies should we teach?
- Lesson 3: Structure of a lesson (Part 1)
- Lesson 4: Structure of a lesson (Part 2)
- Lesson 5: Structure of a lesson (Part 3)
- Lesson 6: Bringing it all together (Video)
This course is suitable for:
- Pre-service teachers
- Graduate teachers
- Established teachers who want to start or strengthen the use of Strategy Groups in their classroom
- Literacy leaders and coaches
- What: This is a self-paced online course. It includes a series of pre-recorded video lessons as well as downloadable resources to help you implement your own strategy group lessons in your classroom. You’ll also get a participation certificate for your records at the end.
- Where: On the Oz Lit Teacher and Mardi Gorman course website (Kajabi) – you’ll get login details as soon as you purchase the course.
- When: This course is available to start right now! (You will have access to the course content for 6 months).
- Time: Approximately 1 hour.
- Cost: $ 65 +GST per person (with 5% being donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation). If you’d like an invoice so your school can pay, just send an invoice request to: email@example.com and Shirl will let you know how to sign up.