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Key Questions and Comments 
The teacher completes an auditory battery of her students to help guide her instruction.  Consider how this helps to organize the small groups and focus on the individual needs of the students.

During the Sound Discrimination segment of the lesson, what strategy did Mrs. Reading use to check for understanding?  In addition, what alternate strategies could be used?

Not only does the teacher organize the small groups based on the specific needs of her students, she also provides immediate feedback during these groups.  Think about how you can provide this type of help for the students in your class.  

​Mrs. Reading explains in-depth the ways in which she uses flexible grouping.  What are the benefits of using flexible grouping in reading?

Description of Video

Discover how Heather Reading uses an auditory battery to help guide her instruction as she teaches phonemic awareness and phonics during small group. 


0:25 - Segmenting and Blending
0:52 - Auditory Battery
1:00 - Sound Discrimination
1:03 - Active Engagement / Check for Understanding
1:31 - Immediate Feedback
1:45 -  Small Group Focus
2:55 - Forming Small Groups
3:09 - Pre-teaching Vocabulary
3:17 - Flexible Grouping


Auditory Battery
Small Group Reading
Phonological Awareness
Word Recognition
Flexible Grouping


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