Last week I worked with K-1 teachers in Fayetteville, Arkansas. What a great time we had together. We examined small group instruction and literacy work stations. Many confirmations of things folks were already doing well, and some slight tweaks, too.
One teacher exclaimed on day two, “I get it! Organization is everything. If I can get my small group area and my lesson plans and my groups organized, instruction will go even better.” Amen to that!
After day one, someone in the group went home and made guided reading folders for her team. How’s that for collaboration? She used the example on the cover of Making the Most of Small Groups. Way to go!