Video Courses

Targeted Small Group Instruction

IACET Accredited
0.20 CEUs 1.5 Training Hours

Once you’ve learned each students’ unique needs, you can use targeted small group instruction to help them master critical, foundational reading skills. Learn the essentials of targeted small group instruction and how to incorporate it in your classroom.

100% Free
Time to complete
1.5 Hours
Provides a
Certificate of Training
Recommended for
  • Kindergarten – 3rd grade educators
  • ​Principals and Vice Principals​
By the End of This Course You’ll Be Able To
  • Develop small groups to maximize instruction​
  • Model best practices to teach and review foundational reading skills
  • Demonstrate ways to help students construct meaning from reading
Why It Matters
  • Studies have shown students who receive small group instruction perform significantly better than those who only receive whole group instruction
  • You can help fill in the gaps in student’s reading skills so they can become more accurate readers​

How it Works

  • Learn at Your Own Pace

    You don’t have to finish the course all in one sitting. In fact, we recommend you take this course a little bit at a time, incorporating what you’ve learned in the classroom.

  • Earn IACET CEUs

    In order to pass and receive IACET CEUs for this course, you will first need to complete all the lessons, then complete the end of course assessment with a score of 80% or higher.

  • Free Guided Resources

    As you go through a course, we’ll introduce you to free resources that will help you implement what you’re learning.

  • Never Learn Alone

    Have a question on what you’re learning in the course or how to use a resource? Reach out to the Cox Campus community for advice or to lend a helping hand to others.


  1. Lesson 1

    TSGI Lesson 1: Targeted Small Group Reading Instruction

     Duration 19  minutes
    In this lesson, you will learn why targeted small group instruction is important and what needs to be in place before you implement it in your classroom. You’ll also get an overview of a targeted small group reading lesson framework.
  2. Lesson 2

    TSGI Lesson 2: Part 1 - Teach and Review Foundational Skills

     Duration 20  minutes
    In this lesson, you will take a deeper dive into the first part of a targeted small group reading lesson, “Teach and Review Foundational Skills”, and learn how to plan for instruction using student data.
  3. Lesson 3

    TSGI Lesson 3: Part 2 - Read the Text

     Duration 16  minutes
    In this lesson, you will take a closer look into the second part of a targeted small group reading lesson, “Read the Text”, and learn how to plan for instruction using student data.
  4. Lesson 4

    TSGI Lesson 4: Part 3 - Construct Meaning

     Duration 18  minutes
    In this lesson, you will take a deeper dive into the third part of a targeted small group reading lesson, “Construct Meaning”, and learn how to plan for instruction using student data.
  5. Lesson 5

    TSGI Lesson 5: End of Course Assessment

     Duration 17  minutes
    In this lesson, you will take the end-of-course assessment. You must score 80% or higher to pass the assessment and receive your certificate of completion.

Your Facilitator

Makini Coleman
K-3 Content Specialist
Makini is a Content Specialist at the Rollins Center focusing on kindergarten through the third grade. She is a member of the Rollins’ Content Development Team for online learning courses for Cox Campus and provides online coaching on Cox Campus practices.

Success Stories

  • "I get excited with teachers when we observe students using Tier 2 words spontaneously in their conversations."
    Pre-K Coach, Consultant, & Speech-Language Pathologist
  • "I enjoy learning new ways to interact with children and to help them become the best they can be and be able to succeed in life to the fullest."
  • "The Cox Campus will give you practical tools to dramatically benefit the children in your classrooms, giving them the power to be successful in elementary school and well beyond."


The Cox Campus is the digital outreach platform for the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy. Our team is composed of experienced teachers, early learning and language experts, neuroscientists, school leaders, speech language pathologists and authorities in adult learning and curriculum design to give all children access to the Science of Reading to change the odds for all children.

The Rollins Center, of the Atlanta Speech School, in some cases, may allow an instructor, facilitator, content editor or a subject matter expert or consultant with proprietary interests to conduct professional development activities at Rollins events, provided that appropriate disclosure of such interest is made. Disclosure of proprietary interest will be made on course material and at the beginning of the course/learning event, when applicable.