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Book Study - What Are You Grouping For?

October 18, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Event Description

Target Audience: Classroom Teachers, Interventionists, and Support Staff Grades 3-12

In this virtual, three-session book study we will examine how teachers can use intentional grouping to help readers succeed in upper elementary and secondary ELA classrooms.

What Are You Grouping For? offers the practical tools, classroom examples, and actionable steps essential for starting, sustaining, and mastering the management of small groups. This book explains the five teacher moves that work together to support students’ reading independence through small group learning-kidwatching, pivoting, assessing, curating, and planning-and provides examples to guide you and your students toward success.

Like many educators in intermediate classrooms across the country, you may be using guided reading principles to teach reading. Whether you’re following targeted reading levels or sticking with your school’s established routines, chances are that guided reading has become synonymous with small group reading for you and your students. But . . . are your students getting the most out of small groups? Are readers of all ability levels experiencing the dynamic learning that can occur in small groups? Do you feel confident that the way you’re grouping kids is based on their wants and needs?

Intermediate grade readers don’t need to be guided as much as they need to be engaged and authors Julie Wright and Barry Hoonan have solutions for doing just that using small groups.

From must-have beginning-of-the-year strategies to step-by-step advice for implementation, this guide breaks down the processes that support small groups and help create effective instructional reading programs. Based on more than 45 years of combined experience in the classroom, this resource will empower you with tools to ensure that your readers are doing the reading, thinking, and doing-not you.

Event Details

  • When:
    October 18, 2019 to - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Where:
    MISD
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