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Keywords

Group reading;

Abstract

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

2009

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Department

Division of Literacy Education

First Advisor

Rick C. Traw

Second Advisor

Timothy G. Weih

Date Original

2009

Object Description

1 PDF file (92 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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