|Make your small group reading lessons more effective by using strategy groups. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use data to identify the reading strategies your students need to practice, how to form strategy groups, and how to implement them in your reading classes.
If you’re spending hours planning guided reading lessons and your students just aren’t making progress, it’s time to make the switch to strategy groups. By focusing on the specific skills your students need, you can help them build confidence and become better readers. We’ll start by examining the data you’ve gathered to pinpoint exactly what reading strategies your students need to practice. Then, you’ll learn the step-by-step process to form, plan, and run these differentiated small groups. At the end of the workshop, you’ll be ready and excited to start using strategy groups in your classroom!
Professional Practice Goal
Hi! I’m Tara Dusko. I was a third grade teacher for 14 years. During my years in the classroom, I found that switching from guided reading groups to strategy groups made the biggest impact on my students’ reading progress. After 5 years of using strategy groups and finding the systems that work best for small group instruction, I started to help other teachers implement strategy groups to meet the needs of all the students in their reading classes.