The teacher explained her procedure for placing students in their ability groups and I thought her idea was beneficial to the students. She uses different colors for her groups, but she has different kids in different colors all the time. Also, when she calls groups over to her for guided reading she does not call them by color, she calls each student by name. I think this is a good way to avoid any stigmas that could be created by having students in the same groups all the time. While this video did not show a guided reading session in progress, I still thought it was really helpful. It gave me a better understanding of guided reading through answering questions that I had, as well as questions I did not know I had. It also had some nice ideas that I might want to use in my classroom.
Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txC-Qo_8GiU