Once again I am so thrilled to welcome yet another great blogger to Minds in Bloom. Cynthia Vautrot from 2nd Grade Pad has contributed this amazing post organizing 3-week lesson plans.
Here are some needs-based groups in action. The top pictures show fluency in a higher group and a lower group. The bottom pictures show a comprehension passage that has been laminated for students to use and a game to use during the slotted time also.
Here are some more supplies that I keep at my fingertips for my lower groups… informational books (HIGH interest…my boys LOVE these), write wipe board, my plans kept in a 3-prong notebook along with sight words, a spelling book, and short vowel-anchor cards.
The supplies you gather up, would depend on your group and the skills you are working on.
While you are working with your needs-based groups (I do 3 groups at 15 min each for a total of 45 minutes everyday), the other students are working on meaningful skills in centers such as reading, computers, dictionary skills, and comprehension passages.