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Small Groups in the Secondary ELA Classroom

November 7, 14, and 21, 2022



November 7, 14, and 21, 2022

School Teacher


3:30 - 4:30 pm Central Time

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Session Occurs on Zoom





Recorded Access Until January 31, 2023

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Small group instruction has an abundance of benefits to support students growth in reading and is often an overlooked strategy in the secondary classroom. Small groups help us engage and inspire students all while fostering collaboration and increasing our ability to differentiate for students needs.

As a result of this workshop, secondary ELA teachers will:

  • Understand the benefits of small group instruction

  • Be able to create a flexible schedule that works for them to incorporate small groups

  • Explain various ways to group students

  • Understand how to connect whole group and small group instruction

  • Develop expectations and routines for the class

  • Find ideas to create a small group space and organize materials and notes

  • Gain an understanding of how to plan for small groups


Nicole Mashock has 17 years of experience in public education in which she has enjoyed working as a middle school Business Education Teacher, an instructional technology coach, and a founder and teacher at a 6-12, STEM project based learning charter school where she specialized in literacy-based instruction. Currently, she is a 6-12 Instructional Coach for the Winneconne Community School District located in Wisconsin. 


Nicole is an instructional leader who focuses on meeting the diverse needs of all learners. Through professional learning workshops in multiple areas and individual and team coaching, she creates opportunities for others to learn about research based strategies and develop plans to use these practices in the classroom. Nicole has extensive experience in building community and relationships with students, developing student agency in the classroom, differentiation and social emotional learning, standards and target based grading, and literacy practices. She is an innovative practitioner and learner who wants to support teachers in finding their unique strengths to 

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Nicole Mashock

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