My school uses a reading program that requires small groups. The small groups are based on ability and need to last 20 minutes. I have 4 small groups. I need to figure out a way to organize my students in centers that are not ability based. Last year I just kept the kids in the same groups as I pulled for my small group(this is what my grade level teammates do also). This year my more challenging students are all on the same level, so I can not imagine putting them in centers together. Does anyone have a simple way of setting up centers where the group your seeing is a mix of students from the other center areas? I started coming up with a way to put one student from each level together (what Kagan reccomends) but the timing doesn't seem to work. If I do it, the kids will switch centers every 15 minutes and I will be pulling groups every 20 minutes. I know this question probably sounds confusing.... but I would appreciate any advice I can get!