This is a great resource for new and veteran teachers to support you in making sure that small group time is productive and there is quality learning.
This is a 10 page document that includes:
-The key components to ensuring successful small groups (time, space, student activities, suggestions for effective rules, materials, and clear student roles).
-Posters of rules that are specific to small group time.
-Scenario cards with practice problem solving problems that often come up in small groups.
-A rubric for small group learning so that students can cooperatively decide how they are doing during small group time and how they can get better.
I hope you find this resource useful. You can also find lots of Common Core language arts resources by visiting Vanessa Flynn's TpT store or going to my website at www.readthinkapply.com.