Hi Megan! I was reading about your post regarding grouping kids and matching the curriculum to meet their needs. My school is using a reform program for reading, language arts (writing), and math. And currently for math, our groupings are a mix of students based on their math pre-test results (each group is a mix of students who scored high, medium, or low in the test). We grouped the kids this way so that the high achievers can help the kids who are struggling as peer tutors in a team cooperation setting, complete with team cooperation rules. I would like the kids who are struggling to move up to a more desired level of work and I was wondering if you have any suggestions on how I could match the curriculum to their specific needs in this type of grouping. Would I still need to do a one-to-one or pull them out of the group every now and then? Because we have only about 45 to 50 minutes a day for math, I would also need to take into consideration the time constraints. I would appreciate your ideas. Thank you very much and God bless...
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