Flexible Small Groups Reading Folder Has Finally Arrived!

February 28, 2010 by debbiediller
If you have read my book, Making the Most of Small Groups, you might already know about the flexible small groups folder I recommend making to keep track of your reading groups. It helps you organize and keep track of who is in each group and what you might focus on in teaching. There are pictures of this folder on the book’s cover and in chapter 2.

Great news! This folder is now available (already made) from Really Good Stuff . All you have to do is write each child’s name on a card and insert it in a precut strip. Everything you need is included… the strips telling what to focus on in each small group, the color-coded file folder (one color represents each small group), and the little name cards. It is a huge time-saver. Hope you like it as much as I do!

external image rgs-flexible-small-groups-f.jpg?w=432&h=324Front cover of the Flexible Reading Groups Folder from Really Good Stuff

external image rgs-flexible-groups-folder.jpg?w=360&h=480The inside of the folder is color-coded and includes strips for what to teach at each level and name cards to show who is in that group
You can also use small post-it notes to write students' names and reading levels on. You can easily move them from group to group as needed.

Make your own flex group folders using these printouts from Debbie Diller.

Tips for Guided Reading

Set up your Guided Reading area with everything you will need... access to leveled books, monitoring notebooks for note-taking, paper for running records, materials for building words activities, etc.
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Text Leveling and Little Books in First-Grade ReadingJames V. Hoffman, Nancy L. Roser, Rachel Salas,Elizabeth Patterson, and Julie Pennington
The University of Texas—Austin
CIERA REPORT #1-010
March 31, 2000

Sample Plan for Guided Reading groups

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
1st Daily 5
8:30-9:00
speech noted here


volunteer tutor noted here

Computer Interventions
Lexia, earobics,
Raz-kids, etc.




Guided Reading Groups:
1) Group A
DRA 10
Name
Name
Name

2) Group B DRA 12
Name
Name
Name
Name
1) Group B 12
Name
Name
Name
Name

2) Group A 10
Name
Name
Name
1) Group B 12
Name
Name
Name
Name


2) Group D AR check 16
Name
Name
Name
1) Group A DRA 10
Name
Name
Name

2) Group B 12
Name
Name

Name
Name
1) Group B 12
Name
Name

Name
Name

2) Group A 10
Name
Name
Name
2nd Daily 5
9:30-10:00





Computer
Interventions
earobics, lexia, etc.




Guided Reading Groups:
1) Group C DRA 14
Name
Name
Name

2)Group D DRA 16
Name
Name
Name
1)Group D DRA 16
Name
Name
Name

2) Group C DRA 14
Name
Name
Name
1) Group A 10
Name
Name
Name

2)Group E
DRA 18-24
Name
Name
Name
Name
Name
1) Group C DRA 14
Name
Name
Name
2)Group D DRA 16
Name
Name
Name
1) Group E
DRA 18-24
Name
Name
Name
Name
Name
2) Group C 14
Name
Name
Name
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