Here are some ideas and things to check out to use with your small groups….
Florida Center for Reading Research:
FCRR has many great activities that you can use in your small literacy groups. They cover all of the Big 5 areas – Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension and span multiple grade levels, which is great for differentiation. I highly recommend you check them out.
I absolutely love Readworks. Teacher accounts are free and there are tons of reading comprehension passages and questions on there. They have them broken down into different skills and reading levels. Perfect to use with students who need comprehension practice.
I love using book studies during small groups. I pick or have the kids pick chapter books and then they do a book club with their group and myself. Great way to practice independent reading, working with a group, comprehension and writing skills. I have many book studies in my TPT Store including: Jake Drake Series, Ivy and Bean (Books 1-3), Nate the Great Goes Undercover, Nate the Great and the Lost List, Cam Jansen The Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones, Flat Stanley Framed in France, I Survived, The Great Chicago Fire, Surprises According to Humphrey, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and more coming in the future. You can find them in my TPT store…here…
Grammar Fix Its:
Another skill I work on with students during small groups is grammar. I have Grammar Fix Its in my store that cover: capitals, end marks, commas, apostrophes, verb tense, quotation marks, and high frequency spelling. These are quick practice cards that can be worked on in a small group or a station. You can find them in my TPT store…here….
Other Activities for Lit Groups in my TPT Store:
Synonyms and Antonyms Sort – Great practice sorting word pairs.
Short and Long Vowel Tree Maps – Great phonics practice with short and long
Pick a Word – Spelling Changes with Plural Nouns – practice identifying the correct plural noun.
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