Think Small! (Video)

Engaging Our Youngest Readers in Small Groups

With the advent of RTI (Response to Intervention), teachers everywhere are spending part of their day teaching in small groups. In Think Small!, master teacher and author Debbie Diller plans and teaches various small-group lessons with students at different reading levels while the rest of the class works independently at literacy work stations. Teachers learn how to form groups, organize for small-group instruction, choose books, write lesson plans, and support student independence so they can teach more effectively in small groups with young readers.

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With the advent of RTI (Response to Intervention), teachers everywhere are spending part of their day teaching in small groups. In Think Small!, master teacher and author Debbie Diller plans and teaches various small-group lessons with students at different reading levels while the rest of the class works independently at literacy work stations. Teachers learn how to form groups, organize for small-group instruction, choose books, write lesson plans, and support student independence ...read more

About the Author(s)

Debbie has been a national consultant since 2000, but still has those "back to school" dreams in the fall.

Table of Contents

  • Why Teach in Small Groups? 0:00-1:20 (1:20)
  • Getting Started with Small Groups 1:21-3:41 (2:20)
  • Forming Groups 3:42-11:12 (7:30)
  • Supporting Independence 11:13-16:13 (5:00)
  • Whole to Small Group 16:14-29:44 (13:30)
  • Pre-Emergent Readers 29:45-45:30 (15:45)
  • One Group, One Book, Over Two Days 45:31-1:12:31 (27:00)
  • Goldilocks and Book Choice 1:12:32-1:18:32 (6:00)

DVD Extras

  • Kindergarten Small-Group Area Tour 1:18:33-1:22:03 (3:30)
  • Planning and Lesson Overview 1:22:04-1:34:34 (12:30)

Product Details

Grade Range: K-2
Media: 90 minutes, 1 disc + viewing guide
Year: 2008
Item No: WEB-0769
ISBN: 978-157110-769-5

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