Within-Class Grouping During Literacy Instruction: A Look at Equity. Jessica St.Louis. Grouping Refers to…. Whole Class vs. Small Group. Whole Class Teacher delivering instruction at a set pace to all students, followed by individual seat work. Small Group
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Within-Class Grouping During Literacy Instruction:A Look at Equity
Whole Class vs. Small Group
1) Working conditions, 2) Teacher assistance
3) Ridicule from peers, 4) Pace of learning
Grouping Methods Compared
Individual needs are not taken into account.
Differentiation for students with an LD or LLD doesn’t happen.
Students have to learn to perform in survival of the fittest model.
May not be teacher’s choice. May be required by administration.
Provides for higher group ability.
Commonly prevents student’s from moving between groups, possibly due to identification by self & teachers.
Allows more capable peer interactions, and peer tutoring.