Student Grouping Options

Note: If you would like a related handout for this lesson, open this file: http://illuminateed.com/StudentGroupingStickerswithExplanation.pdf

Appropriate grouping and differentiation does not occur as often as it should unless it is quick and easy to do. These stickers (located at the end of this lesson) make it quick and easy.

One-Time Setup

One-Time Setup

Print the provided sticker images (pages 2-5 at http://illuminateed.com/StudentGroupingStickerswithExplanation.pdf) onto Avery labels (10 per sheet size).

Place a sticker on each student's desk (or other stationary place where the student can easily see it) so that stickers point towards one another in pairs, as illustrated above.

Plan a seating chart according to one chart above using students' demographics and the most recent performance data (e.g., place an EL next to a same-language R-FEP for peer support, place a Special Ed. near the front where he can best see and get extra help, etc.).

Changing from Option A to Option B, and vice versa, any time you create a new seating chart will prevent students from associating particular colors or numbers with specific performance or demographics.

Any Time You Are Teaching

Any Time You Are Teaching

Group students (for learning games, activities, homework distribution, stations, etc.) appropriately by using the system above that best suits your particular task (use different rows for different activities, depending on your needs).

Other Options

You might choose to use data on learning styles, multiple intelligences, etc., or to change students seats for particular activities. You can also adjust the system to allow for different class sizes, give #1 strugglers certain numbers, etc.

Stickers

Stickers

The above images show you what your 4 pages of labels will look like. Remember to visit http://illuminateed.com/StudentGroupingStickerswithExplanation.pdf if you want the Adobe pdf version. You must have Adobe on your computer system to view this file, but if you don't you can download Adobe Reader for free at www.Adobe.com.

Next Steps

Next Steps

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