- in the Book, White Tab: Focus Folders

Download and peel and paste on your focus folder​

     Focus Group Labels for Fall and Winter

- in the Book, White Tab: Grouping

If you use DIBELS, download these to help you group your students on the Focus Folders.  See the Focus Folder tab in the book for additional information. 

ISIP Indicators

- in the Book, White Tab: Grouping

DIBELS INDICATORS- in the Book, White Tab: Grouping

Downloadables

Kindergarten and 3rd grade examples of how all the parts of the book, How do I plan and teaching reading groups, works together. Great to use for professional development. ​

     Grade Level Sorting Examples

Grade Level Sorting Examples

ISIP guidance for 4th-6th grades

White Tabs

Labels

* - Updated December 2019

NEW! 2019 Focus Folder Labels 

Focus Folder Tab Labels

If you think a student’s Lexile score for one month is not accurate of their reading, you may want to look at a few months. If a student has a low Lexile that puts them on the left side of the folder, but a high TF, Comp, and Vocab, you would probably put them in group C and not group B.  The high TF would indicate they can read multisyllabic words.  If the TF is low and the Lexile score is also low, which placed them on the left side of the folder, you would probably want to keep them in group B to make sure they receive explicit instruction with word work and connected text.
If a student is strategic (yellow sticky note) and the spelling/word analysis subtest places them in group A1, check other subtests such as TF, Vocab, and Comp.  If those are also tier 2 or 1 on the isip summary report, you would probably place that student in group A2 instead of A1. A2 still focuses on instruction with explicit phonics, but at higher levels with connected text reading. This will help ensure they have the skills to continue to be a strategic reader and not drop to an intensive reader.
You will have some advanced (blue sticky note) students that are placed in group C.  Again, take a look at all subtests to see if they should really be in group C, or can handle group D.  Example may include a student that has a high Lexile score but low TF.  Look on vocabulary and comprehension subtests to see which group is the best fit.

How do I plan and teach reading groups?

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DIBELS and State assessment 

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