Small groups provide an up close, individualized view as to what specific skills children need support and can be used as opportunities to provide it. They designed to meet particular instructional goals and to address multiple objectives with children at different levels based on support needs.. They enable teachers to introduce a new concept, teach a specific skill, ask questions, and document learning.
They should be intentionally planned based on curricular objectives that are intended to address each child's particular interest or need in a meaningful and engaging manner. Length of time and make-up of small groups may vary each day, but ideally are no longer than 10-15 minutes and 3-4 children at
varying skill levels.