Small Groups in the Secondary ELA Classroom
November 7, 14, and 21, 2022
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