eBook 30 Big-Idea Lessons for Small Groups: The Teaching Framework for ANY Text and EVERY Reader, 1st Edition

  • Michael Rafferty
  • Colleen Morello
  • Paraskevi Rountos
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  • ISBN-10: 1506348610
  • ISBN-13: 9781506348612
  • DDC: 372.4
  • 248 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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In this book, educators Rafferty, Morello, and Rountos provide an amazing framework that gets students interacting with texts. You prompt and guide, but they think! Big-Idea groups are the piece that’s been missing from small group instruction: engagement from the get-go. Tap into 30 lessons organized by text complexity, reproducible forms, assessments, and a bank of engagement tools so you can switch it up. Use these lessons across the year as a warm up to a whole-class novel, to augment your core reading program, to challenge your capable readers and bring your striving readers in to rich yet accessible reading experiences.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
What Your Colleagues Are Saying ....
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
The Lesson Planners at a Glance.
1: Big-Idea Groups: Scaffolded Reading Instruction Where Engagement Rules.
2: The Lesson Design.
3: The Tools of Engagement.
4: The 30 Lesson Planners.
5: Transferring Thinking Across the Day.
6: Assessing Readers Within and Beyond the Group.
7: Useful Forms and Lists for Big-Idea Groups.
About the Authors.