My second group is filled with students who are at higher FCAT levels and even though they are still in need of my help, they are a little more independent. I do find that they finish the lessons faster than my morning group, so I need to have a few things up my sleeve for them. In this group I have my first ESOL Level 1 student (also a first for me). This student doesn't speak English and I don't speak Spanish, so we are just trying to get through this. I think this has been the biggest frustration for me because I am at a loss as to how I can help this student learn. Any ideas? I paired her up with a Spanish speaker and I have labels around the room to help with visualization. I just don't think it is helping. I would love some ideas!
I came up with this color coded group chart for my groups and I wanted to share it with you. I hope it is something you can use even if it is super simple in style. Sometimes less is more and that is why I am using this.
Have a great Sunday and a blessed week!