Workshop Small Literacy Groups

  • Small Literacy Groups maximize student learning for students who need extra practice on specific skills. DSS Team Members work daily with small groups of students for a 40 minute period. During this same time, the other students are working in the classrooms. No student will miss core content during this time since all of our students are working on reading during the same time period.

    The targeted groups work on specific skills which vary depending upon the needs and grade level of the student. Possible skills include:

    Students are placed in groups based upon individual screening assessments, teacher observations, work completed in class, and parent concerns. These groups are flexible and fluid! Students may be moved from one group to another based upon need at any time during the year. 

  • Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

    Phonemic Awareness

    Phonics -  letter names, letter sounds, reading beginning words by sounding them out, studying word families

    Reading Fluency

    Reading Comprehension


    Writing Skills

    Oral Retell

    Jeanne Coyle, K - 2nd Grade DSS Director - 720-456-7230

  • 3rd and 4th Grade


    Reading Skills Worked on in group:

    -Reading Fluency
    -Reading Comprehension
    -Oral Retell
    -Inferencing, Predicting

    Writing Skills Worked on in group:

    -Writing Stamina
    -Writing organization and planning
    -Paragraph writing (topic sentence, details, concluding sentence)

    Additional Skills:

    In third and fourth grade groups, we work on previewing and reviewing concepts learned within the classroom, including CORE content. Each group is determined based on student need and activities are planned and implemented to coincide with these skills.

    Kerrie Hill-3rd-4th Grade DSS Director - 720-456-7252