Open Access Graduate Research Paper
In this project, teachers learned about the most effective type of grouping for reading instruction through a year long series of inservices. The purpose of this project was to focus in on the impact of flexible grouping and how to keep students engaged during small group reading time. Research for this project was gathered from professional articles and books about literacy and the role of a literacy coach. Flexible grouping was found to be the most effective type of reading instruction when used correctly. Flood, Lapp, Flood, and Nagel (1992) stated that flexible groups are flexible if: (a) you choose the most appropriate basis for grouping, (b) you choose the most effective format, and (c) you choose the most appropriate materials. Literacy centers are effective for all students when implemented correctly. Ford and Opitz (2002) stated that students will see themselves as independent readers when the centers are appropriate for them.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Literacy Education
Rick C. Traw
Timothy G. Weih
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©2009 Stacia Ann Weisskopf
Weisskopf, Stacia Ann, "Best grouping practices for reading instruction" (2009). Graduate Research Papers. 1701.