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Small Group Activities and Happenings!

I few weeks ago I blogged over on my blog about my small group.  In case you missed it, here it is again.

This is where the small group HAPPENS!

First I assigned my groups.  I name my groups to just keep it easy.  I let my most fragile learners pick their group name first!
 I updated all of my station work board cards this year.  You can get them for FREE here!
I formed my groups based on the data reports I was able to get from ESGI... Um... love that program!
I organized my binder and added each student's report under their group name.  This will help me to form goals for the groups when I plan.

Clip art by the adorable Mel at Graphics From the Pond.
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From Deanna Jump's Guided Reading 101 unit.
Don't judge about my messy handwriting... it is, what it is.
From Deanna Jump's Guided Reading 101 unit.
I was able to take a few running records this week.
From Deanna Jump's Guided Reading 101 unit.
Anchor cards can be found in Cara Carroll's ABC unit!  I love it!
We are adding this bookmark to our reading bag next week.
This bookmark is how I reinforce nightly reading.  Students earn stars when they demonstrate fluency.
You can download the bookmark for FREE on my Facebook Fan Page.
(NOTE: You can't see the FREEBIE file from your tablet or mobile phone)
We got our laser finger pointers going to help encourage 1-to-1 correspondence.  It was sort of a big deal.  (You can find these at the dollar store).

You can also find great leveled readers in this unit!

Our interactive learning journals are standing by...
These are the resources we will use in these bad boys during reading groups.
Interactive Alphabet Notebooks Letters A-Z
Interactive Reading Journal
Interactive Reading Journal-Nonfiction

Sidenote:  We also have our poetry notebooks and math journals, but they are kept in my student's desks.  I will keep their learning journals with me.

We will also be using a lot of word sorts.  You can find my phonemic sorting resources here.
and a ton of path of motion activities and practice.
This Path of Motion practice is part of Abby's RTI unit.  I think I use EVERY page of it!

My friend, Cara, wrote an amazingly detailed post about how she runs her Alphabetic Small Group Instruction... it is a gem!  I am not ashamed to admit that I read it 10 a few times.

I hope this answers some of your questions about my small group time!

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