small group instruction

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Rethinking How We Teach Literacy in Tier 1: Targeted, Small-Group Instruction

Friday, April 5, 2024
Targeted, small-group instruction supports all students, including struggling readers and students who have already met or exceeded expectations.
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Research Article of the Month: February 2024

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Erbeli et al. (2024) examine the optimal amount of phonemic awareness instruction for kindergarten through first-grade students.
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Meeting Students' Needs With Iowa's Continuous Improvement Framework and Process

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Iowa's Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) help educators and districts identify needs and make decisions.
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Setting Goals, Facilitating Professional Development, and Measuring Success Toward Small-Group, Skills-Based Literacy Instruction Implementation

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Small-group, skills-based literacy instruction is at the forefront of goal setting, feedback given to teachers, professional development, and measuring of success for the Sioux City Community School District as described in our second of a two-part blog post series.
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Critical Elements of Implementing Small-Group, Skills-Based Instruction

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The addition of quality teaching materials and support from the Iowa Reading Research Center led to common beneficial practices used by teachers across schools during implementation of small-group, skills-based literacy instruction at Sioux City Community School District.
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Sioux City Principals See Improvement in Student Literacy Outcomes and Engagement as Small-Group, Skills-Based Instruction Implementation Continues

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Monitoring and reviewing student literacy data, teacher commitment, and setting clear expectations have led to success for two principals implementing small-group, skills-based instruction in elementary schools in Sioux City.
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Patience, Professional Development and Teamwork Key to Implementation of Small-Group, Skills-Based Instruction for Literacy, Sioux City Principals Say

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Implementation of small-group, skills-based instruction for literacy is underway in schools in Sioux City. Two principals discuss the process so far.
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Successfully Using Small Group Instruction Tip #3

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
When implementing small group literacy instruction, know your resources and how to pick the best one for each student to enhance his or her learning.
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Successfully Using Small Group Instruction Tip #2

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
One of the biggest challenges to using small group instruction is figuring out what to do with the rest of the students when they are not meeting with the teacher.
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Successfully Using Small Group Instruction Tip #1

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
In Part 1 of a series on small group instruction, learn about using student literacy data to form small groups.