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Small Group Instruction
During Small Group Instruction, students from a range of reading levels may be gathered for explicit instruction on a targeted reading/writing skill.
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Thursday, October 10, 2006
Small Group Demo Lesson on Gathering Information Focus: Middle and High School
Katherine Casey demonstrates a lesson on gathering information in a fictional text. She focuses on the questioning strategy in order to get to the big ideas in the text.  Katherine provides students with a copy of the text where they will be guided in taking notes in the margin.

Thursday, October 10, 2006
Small Group Demo Lesson on Oral & Written Reflection (Lesson #2) Focus: Middle and High School
Having previously worked with a small group of 8th Grade students, Katherine Casey models a Day II lesson with the same students.  Students review their written answers they wrote on Day I and rewrite their answers during this lesson.

Thursday, October 10, 2006
Small Group Demo Lesson on Oral & Written Reflection (Lesson #1) Focus: Middle and High School
The focus for this demonstration lesson is for students to be able to answer the question What is the most important event? Katherine supports a group of 8th Grade students with an instructional purpose, things to look for, and a sentence frame.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Using Data to Form Groups for Small Group Instruction Focus: Middle and High School
Katherine Casey guides participants through the data analysis of an 8th grade class using their CST and DRA scores.  Based on the data, Katherine forms 3 small groups and reviews her rationale in forming these groups.  Katherine also explains the small group instruction that will take place in each group (Oral Reflection, Gathering Information, and Day 2 Oral Reflection).  In addition, Katherine tackles the question, “Where does small group instruction fit in?”

Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Q & A About the Small Group Demonstration Lessons - Elementary School
Participants evaluate the four demonstration lessons on Word Work, Reflection, Fluency, and Shared/Guided Reading.   Katherine Casey answers participants’ questions and explains her rationale. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Small Group Demonstration Lesson on Shared/Guided Writing
The objective for this demonstration lesson is to guide students who have simple sentence structure and move them into complex sentence structure.  Katherine Casey uses a familiar text they had already read in their class.  She provides phrases that show passage of time to guide them into the transition of simple sentences to more complex sentences.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Small Group Demonstration Lesson on Fluency
Katherine Casey demonstrates a small group lesson on fluency.  Katherine models for the students how to read the text with fluency and expression.  They have a discussion about the two characters in the text and are provided multiple opportunities to practice reading the text out loud.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Small Group Demonstration Lesson on Oral Reflection
The focus for this demonstration lesson is for students to be able to answer the question What is the most important event? Katherine Casey supports students with an instructional purpose, things to look for, and a sentence frame.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Small Group Demonstration Lesson on Word Work
In this demonstration lesson, Katherine works with three 4th grade students.  Lesson focus:  Word work (i.e. reading whole words and word endings). The lesson begins with a shared reading of a personal narrative.  Students practice reading the text and make meaning of the text.  Students are then guided to practice reading and writing words from the text.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Using Data to Form Groups for Small Group Instruction Focus: Elementary School
Katherine Casey guides participants through the data analysis of a 4th grade class using their CST and DRA scores.  Based on the data, Katherine forms 4 small groups and reviews her rationale in forming these groups.  Katherine also explains the small group instruction that will take place in each group (Word Work, Reflection, Fluency, and Guided Writing). 
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