In this highly practical, research-based resource, veteran teacher Margo Southall demonstrates how to form groups based on students' reading goals instead of their reading levels, allowing teachers to target instruction based on specific needs. She includes "When/Then" charts that describe common student difficulties and links them to the appropriate lesson. The scaffolded lessons are complemented by coaching prompts, management tips, reproducible bookmarks and strategy charts, and assessment and planning sheets--everything needed to implement small-group differentiated reading instruction in the classroom.
With years of experience as a classroom teacher, special education resource teacher, reading specialist and literacy coach to guide her, Margo now enjoys her role as an educational consultant with school districts across the United States and Canada. Margo's books and training are designed to support teachers in developing highly effective, differentiated literacy programs. Her special interests focus on designing intervention programs for struggling readers, developing frameworks for differentiated instruction in the classroom, and supporting literacy coaches in their work with teachers and students. Visit Margo at her website www.margosouthall.com