Reading groups are in full swing in our class.
And, like you, I don’t want to be interrupted during a reading group unless there is an emergency. And I mean, an absolute emergency emergency.
I give my kids all sorts of different scenarios so we can figure out what an actual emergency is before I ever pull my first group. Here are some of the scenarios I go over with my class in my Is This An Emergency lesson (I should probably do this for my upcoming formal observation because I’m sure it’s a Common Core standard of some kind):