Besides a limited curriculum that restricts exposure to concepts that students

Besides a limited curriculum that restricts exposure

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students to perform well. Besides, a limited curriculum that restricts exposure to concepts that students considered to be poor performers is removed in heterogeneous grouping. Advanced students get a chance to mentor their colleagues and work together towards achieving instructional objectives. For example, Petie who is a proficient reader assists Jade who has basic reading skills in mastering pronunciation of words. In reading classes, heterogeneous grouping of students ensures that students of different reading abilities receive the same reading instructions. It eliminates the biasness present in homogeneous grouping where poor readers receive reading instructions that is inferior to higher 2
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PROFICIENCY LEVEL 3 ability readers in terms of reading materials, and time allocated for teaching, reading, and discussions (Garrett & Hong, 2016). Conclusion Teachers should strive to understand the capabilities of their students, assign work that each group member will tackle, and each member of the group must be accountable individually for work done to ensure active participation of each member. Chart for Reading Group 1 Student’s Name Reading Label Petie Proficient Jade Basic Ramon Emergent Suzanne Proficient Reference Garrett, R., & Hong, G. (2016). Impacts of grouping and time on the math learning of language minority kindergartners. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis , 38 (2), 222-244 3
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