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Guided Reading/Small Group Strategy Sessions: A Powerful Approach For All Learners


Successful small group reading sessions lift learning and empower greater achievement in literacy. This session will focus on:

  • Umbrella concepts that guide my practices:
    • Cambourne's Conditions of Learning
    • Gradual Release of Responsibility Model
  • Description of guided reading/small group strategy sessions and how it fits into a comprehensive literacy program
  • Environment and management issues
  • Key elements of small group strategy sessions/ guided reading
  • Assessment prior to and during small group reading sessions
  • Looking at texts (both nonfiction and fiction) for small group sessions
  • Differentiating Instruction: Focusing on "Tangled Readers"


Presented by: Teresa Therriault



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