CAFE


Small Group

Small Group, Same Strategy, Different Levels and Books

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All three students read at a different level, are reading different books, and are working on the same strategy. Watch how it can be done.

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Whole Group and Small Group Planning at a Glance

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Sabrina Pagnotta shares her idea for whole-group planning at a glance. 

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Children Are Much More Than a Level

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To group kids by reading level or not, that is the question. 

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Supporting Small-Group and Whole-Group Goals

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This small group is working on a strategy specifically related to their needs while revisiting a whole-group teaching point.

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Idea Index

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An idea index can help us keep track of author's craft and possible strategy instruction so we are always ready for a focus lesson. 

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Taking Notes During Small-Group Instruction

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Teachers often want to know if we take notes during small group time.

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Why Strategy Groups?

Tip of the Week

November 29, 2013

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Book Club—Same Series, Different Books

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Check out this book club in which students are reading self-selected books from the same series. 

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Word Work with a Small Group

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We love that this lesson is focused and just the right length for young learners.  

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Building Vocabulary and Sight Words

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This small group works on sight words with a long i sound within text, and builds vocabulary at the same time.

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A Small Group Works On The Same Strategy, Different Books

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We use this video in our CAFE workshops to demonstrate the fluency strategy of using punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody.

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Using Context to Predict and Confirm Meaning

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Christie makes teaching Using Context to Predict and Confirm Meaning look easy.

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Moving from Mostly Small Groups to Mostly One-on-One Conferring

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We are finding that we are often able to accelerate progress by doing more one-on-one conferring.  

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Four Fix-Up Strategies to Use When Meaning Breaks Down

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This small group of fifth-grade students identifies four go-to strategies that will help strengthen their comprehension.

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Check for Understanding–Modeling the Secret; Small Group Same Strategy, Different Levels

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This video shows the second half of a small group lesson where students have different reading levels and practice with different books.

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Grouping Students By Need Instead of Level

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This has become a foundational video for showing the structure of our small group work as we teach the first comprehension strategy on the CAFE menu; Check for Understanding.

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A Conversational Lesson with ELL Boys

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See these Kindergarten students work on conferring in English.

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True or False Questions–Comprehension Considerations, Part 2 of 2

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In this second of a two part series, Gail wraps up the the lesson by reviewing and giving an assignment that will help the students develop the skills necessary to successfully tackle True/False questions.

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Back Up and Reread Modeled for Small Group

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This video shows Christie teaching the trick to monitoring meaning to her small group of intermediate students. 

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Moving from Guided Reading to Strategy Groups

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If you are desiring to make the move from Guided Reading to Strategy Groups, we encourage you to give yourself grace and time to become proficient.

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Introducing Cause and Effect in a Small Group of 5th Graders

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In this video, Joan introduces the comprehension strategy cause and effect to a small group of sixth graders. 

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Adjusting Reading Rate: Small Group Work

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In this video, Christie emphasizes the importance of adjusting reading rate to her fourth graders. She emphasizes the importance of the strategy in helping to boost comprehension as well as fluency.

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Debriefing the Non-Fiction Text Features Lesson

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Heather and Gail debrief the Non-Fiction Text Features lesson she did with a small group.

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Text Features, Small Group All Using Different Reading Materials, Part 2 of 2

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Heather continues to work with this small group, introducing captions and graphic representations to their study of text features.

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Giving Up Small Groups

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Is small group instruction obsolete? It might be for some classes, especially if their needs can be better met through one-on-one conferring.

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