Supporting students in both small groups and through one-on-one conferring is an integral component of a comprehensive literacy program. While we teach concepts and components of the curriculum to the whole group for all students to benefit, we need to ensure that we are also meeting students where they are developmentally on the reading continuum and give them the instruction, guidance, and reinforcement that they need to further their development as a reader.
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Designed and facilitated by Jigsaw Learning Associates Cheryl Gascoyne and Kathleen Robertson, this course is intended to enhance skills and is not a substitute for a certificated program. Credits will not be granted nor is this learning series transferable to any other learning institution. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to print a Certificate of Completion for their records.
This course is designed to support the area of Small Group Reading Instruction and comprises one course in a larger comprehensive series of Literacy Learning.
This course will take 2 to 2.5 hours to complete, based on the specific content for the topic.
Cost and Access
This online course is $49 per participant.
For organizations intending to provide access for multiple employees, a 10% discount is provided for 10 or more registrations. Please contact if wishing to discuss the volume discount.
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Cheryl is also available to provide ongoing support through:
- Live online or face-to-face sessions in conjunction with the learning series
- Deeper exploration of concepts and learning from the modules (online or face-to-face)
- Follow-up sessions or extended sessions, focused on particular topics or audiences
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the primary audience for this course?
This course has been designed to primarily support classroom teachers, as it provides in depth information for literacy teaching and learning in the classroom, however, Educational Assistants, administrators and parents may find value in some of the course content as well.
Is there a timeframe to complete the series?
This course is completely asynchronous so it is intended for participants to go at their own pace. Each lesson in the course should take an average of 8 to 10 minutes. Overall estimated time to complete the Small Group Instruction Course is 90 minutes.
Can the participants take some of the modules and not all?
The course is intended for participants to complete all lessons to provide a complete understanding of Small Group Literacy Instruction. You are welcome to move throughout the lessons to review the specific areas that you need at any point in time. You are also welcome to go back and forth to review any concepts you may need.
How long do participants have access to the course and the included materials?
Once registered, users will have lifetime access to the course materials!
Do I receive anything at the completion of the course?
Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion, which includes the number of course hours for the course.
Is there a discount when purchasing for multiple participants?For organizations intending to provide access for multiple staff members, a 10% discount is provided for 10 or more registrations.