Small-Group Instruction

Small Group Sessions

Small Group Sessions are used for student sharing or to conduct small-group direct instruction. Students within these groups are usually working on the same content in the level or are struggling with the same topic/skill and need further instruction from me. Small Group Sessions allow me to gauge a student's understanding of content and promote the importance of sharing and talking about learning. During Small Group Sessions, I actively listen to students talk about the content we are discussing. I also use this time as an opportunity to question their thinking and formatively assess their understanding of the material. In the days after a Small Group Session is over, I work one-on-one with students who have yet to master the material.

Strategy Resources (2)
Lesson Plan
The following link is to the lesson plan I used to conduct the small group session with my students at the SmartBoard.
Lesson Plan
The following link is to the lesson plan I used to conduct the small group session with my students at the SmartBoard.
Jessica Anderson
Powell County High School
Deer Lodge, MT


About this strategy

Prep Time:
Ninth grade
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