Table of Contents

Section 1: Intensifying Whole-Group Instruction

  • Why Is It Important to Strengthen Whole-Group Instruction?
  • Five Classroom Catalysts for Intensifying Whole-Group Instruction
    • Name Cards
    • Class Lists
    • Interactive Guides
    • Structured Listening Guides
    • Directed Listening-Thinking Activities (DLTAs)

Section 2: Intensifying Small-Group Instruction

  • Why Is It Important to Strengthen Small-Group Instruction?
  • Five Classroom Catalysts for Intensifying Small-Group Instruction
    • Discussion Matrices
    • Small-Group Taping and Analysis
    • Warm-Up Cards
    • Picture Walk Alternatives
    • Word Count Boosters

Section 3: Intensifying Individual Instruction

  • Why Is It Important to Strengthen Individual Instruction?
  • Five Classroom Catalysts for Intensifying Individual Instruction
    • Silent Reading Assessments
    • Text Selection Guidelines for Silent Reading
    • Stamina-Building Activities
    • Reading Out Loud with Partners
    • Text Response Activities

Our Concluding Thoughts

Appendixes
  • Grouping-Without-Tracking Lesson Plan
  • Jigsaw Lesson Plan
  • Connected Literature Circles Lesson Plan