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Comments (2)

  1. Children's Literacy Initiative (Staff)
    Children's Literacy Initiative (Staff)

    Hi Michele- Sorry for the delay in response. We have been hard at work on resources around small group instruction in 4/5. Come September of this year, we will have some resources to add to this page related to Small Group Instruction in 4/5- including an explanation of how small group instruction can take on different formats, that include guided reading, to meet the needs and goals of 4th and 5th graders. We are also developing planning templates and videos to go along with these formats. If you have specific questions about this that we can address before then, please feel free to email us directly at Thanks for you interest and inquiry.