Small group lesson plan template
I think I have got what I want-“I think”.
Last year we were asked to begin small group instruction in 4th-6th grade(it is already in place in K-3). They talked to us about it around October. I really did try to implement it, but I was also trying to follow our reading program and there just wasn’t enough time to get everything in after whole group instruction. Is there ever enough time????
I think I taught small groups about 6-7 times if I remember correctly-the kids seemed to enjoy it, and I really felt like I knew more about my students in just those few times then I ever did during whole group. So I am pledging to spend lots more time teaching small groups and working with individual students this upcoming year. I hope that I can follow through on this-there just seems to be so much to teach (and I’m departmentalized-only teaching reading, english, spelling, and writing). Self-contained classrooms have it a whole lot tougher! 🙂
I really want to get to know my students (all 48 of them); their strengths, their weaknesses, their likes, their dislikes…..
Small group instruction will be the biggest challenge-especially if I teach them what “they” need help with (and not just what my teacher guide tells me to teach).
Here is a screenshot of my small group lesson plan template that I just made.
Here is the word document: SmallGroupLessonPlanTemplate
Here is the pdf document: SmallGroupLessonPlanTemplate
The only other lesson plan template that I need to create is one for the 1st 6 weeks of school. This one will be entirely different from the others since I really want to introduce A LOT of things to my 6th graders (note that I said “introduce”-not teach to mastery) before we buckle down and dig in!
Posted on August 3, 2011, in Lesson Plans, Planning, Small Group Instruction, Uncategorized and tagged 6th grade small group reading lesson plan template, Lesson plan, Sixth grade. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.