Hi! I already posted this on the elementary forum but thought I would double dip for ideas! I want to "beef" up my small group time. I feel like I'm not doing all that I can. Right now this is typically what I do: Call back names of students. They get out the last book they read with me right away and whisper read it at their own pace. I tune in and listen to a certain student or all of the students. I try to do something word study skill related next but hardly ever get to it due to limited time. I usually introduce the book and set up conversations for prior knowledge. We also do some kind of book introduction like a book walk or something. Finally we start the book. I model comprehension strategies while we read. Finally I make the students sit on their book. We try to retell the book as a group (excluding myself). I remind them to try to remember connections they made etc. while reading the book to help them remember. Once they have told all of the information that they can remember they get their book back out. We flip page by page of the book and the student who remembered the event gets to hit the easy button. We discuss details that they forgot and how the can try to remember it the next time. Then they take home the book and read it again. If needed they buddy read the book after group before taking it home. What do you do during small group reading? Do you group by DRA level or skill level or both? Also what do you do during the each group? I would love to have example of what you do and about how long you work on each item. Thank you in advance!