Instruction provided for flexible groups should be differentiated. Select instructional strategies based on learning goals and student needs.
For example, there are three flexible groups working on context clues:
- Students struggling with context clues experience lots of teacher modeling of how to visualize what they are reading to assist with context clues.
- Students with some understanding of context clues are taught how to substitute a known word for the unknown word to assist with context clues.
- Students who are advanced with this skill are taught how to use the sentences or words before and after the unknown words to assist with context clues.