**We updated several parts to this file on July 31, 2012! Be sure you redownload the revised copy to get even more goodies!!**
This 100+ file is filled with everything that you need to become the guided reading guru at your school!
-Fun, engaging resources for your students during guided reading groups
-Information about grouping students and examples of how to group students for guided reading
-Information and examples of how to conduct reading conferences, anecdotal records, and running records
-Resources to explain exactly what guided reading is and how to implement it effectively in your classroom
-Examples of guided reading schedule and grouping
-Ideas for how to include a home-school connection
-Pictures of classroom guided reading library
-LOTS of pictures are included in this resource...a picture is worth a thousand words! :)
-There is a 30 page updated component to this file! This file includes a cute and colorful way to display your guided reading groups! (30 pages)
***This resource is also included in our Teacher Reading Binder, The Ultimate Teacher Resource!***
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Melissa and Nicole :)
Thank you! I will read this during the summer to begin this in my classroom in the fall. I'm a new teacher, almost done my first year of teaching, and I am excited and nervous to start this next year! Thanks for the help.
You're welcome! With 1 year under your belt you'll be just fine at the start of the new school year! We hope your students enjoy it! :) Thank you! :)
May 14, 2013
YOU ARE A LIFESAVER. When I was student teaching I helped my cooperating teacher set up guided reading in her classroom and have been attempting to do so in my own room. This is SOOO much help when it comes to how setting up the room and how to implement! LOVE IT! I've set up a binder that I plan on pouring over when I begin my summer off.
The main question is....do you teach guided reading groups and need a resource to help you teach it more effectively? If so, then I would say, yes, you would enjoy it as a fifth grade teacher. You might also want to read some of the feedback other customers left. Maybe some can help you make a decision!
February 17, 2013
I'm not a teacher, but I do a lot of work with my daughter and her cousin at home. I would like to know if this is something I can implement at home for the two kids. They are in 1st grade. My daughter has already made great strides in reading. She went from a DRA2 leverl 6 to a level 21 since September, but I want her to continue to improve. Is this something I could use as well?
Thanks so much for visiting our TpT store! This file is geared towards teachers who need guidance in working with a group of students in a guided reading group...so I dont think you will find that it is something to implement at home. It sounds like your daughter is making some excellent progress- keep up the great work!
Thanks, Melissa :)
My students use a reader's notebook to write about their thinking during our independent reading time. They keep all of their work in their notebook. I keep all the anecdotal records/reading conference forms in my reading binder. THere is not a specific spot in the file for student responses to the text/group discussion. I have all of my student data in my binder and I place their sheet (such as their reading log) with the other students who are in that group with them. When I switch the groups arround according to the strategy or the skill we are learning about, I then just move the reading log (or other data) to a different spot/group in my binder. I hope that helps to clarify some things!
December 1, 2012
Hello I recently bought your GR packet but as Ive tried to unzip it through diffrent zip programs Im receiving the message that there is an error there fore it wont unzip. =(
Can you please check on this and provide guidance as what I can do.
Hello! We are happy to be able to help. Can you please clarify what you are looking for? The other customer was only looking for the cover pages for the reading binder. If you are asking for the the worksheets that have to do with Guided Reading, then I think you are looking for the Become a Guided Reading Guru. If I am misunderstanding you, please send us an email at: email@example.com
Also, if you are looking for a refund because of a duplicate purchase, you can contact TpT and they can help you. I included the link below:
(click on this link and then "open a ticket")
October 22, 2012
I purchased this today and love it, but was disappointed to find that this one does not include the divider pages and there is one for $22 that has it all! Is that one entirely different? Or is there a way I could only download the divider pages?
Thank you for your purchase! We are happy to hear you enjoy the Guided Reading Guru!! :) We also apologize that you are disappointed that the binder pages are not included. We thought that it was all clearly labeled, but can certainly understand the mistake you made. You can either contact the customer support for TpT and ask for a refund (just explain the mistake like you did here).
Or, you can purchase just the reading binder cover pages, by clicking on this link:
Please let me know if you have any other questions!
October 19, 2012
I am unable to open this product. Please help me! I am anxious to use it! I have purchased several other products and have been able to open most. Thanks for your help!
Sorry you are having troubles opening the file. Are you using a different computer to open this file, compared to the other files you were able to open? Did you update the Adobe reader on your computer? If none of these suggestions help, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can email you the file.
Thank you so much for visiting our TpT store! The guided reading guru does contain information about grading. It specifically mentions the use of running records, conferences, and using the child's reading level as a comprehension grade. If you purchase the file and you find that it does not have what you need, you can just let us know.
I hope that helps!!
October 9, 2012
HI I just emailed you and I think this was the binder I should have purchased. Can I get refunded for the other one and purchase this one. I did not print the other one yet.
Thank you for visiting our TpT store and leaving us a message. I agree- I was going to recommend this file for your needs. In order to get a refund for the binder, you will need to contact the customer service at TpT.
Below, I listed the link for the customer service. Just explain the issue (a duplicate purchase) and they will issue you a refund. Please let us know if you have any questions!
(click on this link and then "open a ticket")
October 5, 2012
I am new at this whole thing and clearly didn't read all the way down when I bought both this and the teacher reading binder. Is there any chance I could get a refund for this file since I already purchased it or is that not possible? Please let me know!
I understand your mistake! This happened to a few of our customers. All you need to do is email your info (TpT user name and date of purchase) to the customer service, explaining the situation just like you did here. They will be more than happy to help refund the amount of the duplicate purchase. Please let us know if you have any other questions..
(click on this link and then "open a ticket")
September 27, 2012
I downloaded it, viewed it, then later I can't FIND it on my computer! I returned to the TPT site, but it says I own it. Any clues where I can locate it?
Thank you for visiting our TpT store!
All you need to do is go to the "my purchases" tab, after you log into Teacher's Pay Teacher's. On this button, you will see all your purchases that you have made from every seller. You can redownload them at any time.
I hope that helps!!
September 1, 2012
I really love the lesson plan "Become a Guided Reading Guru! I plan on using most of this plan. I was looking for the question mark erasers and have not found them. Could you tell me where I could purchase them? I can make something if necessary.
Thank you for the wonderful ideas!
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Richmond, VA 23237
Thank you for visiting our TpT store! Thank you for your kind words! To be honest, I don't remember where they were purchased! Did you try checking out Really Good Stuff and Oriental Trading? They might have them in there!
Sorry I can be of more help!!
I purchased your becoming a guided reading guru and love your new additions! I was wondering if the teacher on the left corner with polka dot backgrounds, can I have it saying "guided reading" instead of guided reading groups? Thank you!!
Thanks for your message! We will see if we can get that done for you in the next week. We just finished our first two weeks at school and parent night...it has been a bit crazy here!!!! :)
PS- Thanks for already leaving your email address!!!
September 2, 2012
Is there any guided reading lessons in this pack? If not do you have any I could buy?
Thanks for visiting our TpT store. No, there are no guided reading lessons in this file. We do not have any files that include guided reading lesson plans. So sorry about that!
August 24, 2012
Hey Lesson Plan SOS Teachers, I LOVE your guided reading guru pack! I bought it last school year and it has TREMENDOUSLY helped be become a better g.r. teacher. I was wondering if you could email me the sticky note color coded page so that I could change the colors. I use highlighters on plain sticky notes and need green to be orange. (or just send it to me with that color change) I would REALLY appreciate it! Again, I cannot thank you enough for this packet!
Thanks for visiting our TpT store! Why don't you email us your request and we can see what we can do? Our email address is email@example.com
August 7, 2012
I purchased the `Become a Guided Reading Guru!´pack and love it. However when I saw your Reading Binder on Pinterest (where I originally got linked to your blog) there were matching `literature group`, 'reading conference`, `running records`, `reading workshop` and 'reading response letters' section sheets that I saw. Are there not included in the guided reading guru package? I was looking forward to having matching title pages for the different sections of the binger. I have the 'reading binder', along with the 'guided reding groups' pages but no cover sheets for the others, can you help me?
Thanks so much,
Hello! Thank you for your message on our TpT store!
Those cover pages are actually part of our Teacher Reading Binder file.
However, if you already have the Guided Reading Guru, you can still get the cover pages by clicking here:
Our blog post actually answers your question exactly, since many people are also wondering the same thing! Feel free to check it out if you have a chance.
I love the organization of your Teacher Reading Binder AND your Guided Reading Guru. Do I need to buy both to get the "complete" program...or is the Guru stuff in the Teacher binder? (I hope I'm making sensse.)
The entire Guru file is included in the Teacher Reading Binder. It also includes a Literature Group file.
Have a good day!
July 13, 2012
We have fully implemented Guided Reading in our school for the last 3 years. I keep going back and forth between your two downloads. I'm not sure which one is the best for making the binder that would work for me. We don't do literature groups or the reader response letters. I love the idea of having the F and P chart handy, reading group pages, the teacher reference pages that you use when working with a group and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the idea of the section dividers/pages that are so cute and colorful. Would you care to share which one you think might work? Thanks so much!
Thank you for visiting our TpT store! Based on what you wrote, I think the Guided Reading Guru will best suit your needs- especially since you do not do literature groups. If you would like to purchase JUST the divider pages for the binder, we can send you a Paypal invoice for $4.00. Does that make sense? If you are interested, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much!
Hi, I am interested in purchasing the guided reading guru pack but I had a quick question. Does it include the guided reading resource pages that are explain in your blog? If not, where can I find those resources?
Thanks for visiting our TpT store! The guided reading guru file includes the updated reading resources pages, along with all guided reading resources, which was on our blog. The Teacher Reading Binder has the cover pages for the binder, all the Guided Reading Guru resources pages (including updated ones on blog), and also resources on literature groups. A little more simply put...if you want the guided reading resources ONLY- go with the Guided Reading Guru file. If you want to make the binder like on the blog post, then will you want to go with the Teacher Reading Binder.
I hope that helps! Feel free to ask any more questions!
June 30, 2012
I need some clarification, I have not purchased the Ulitmate guided reading notebook (not sure on the exact name) but do I also need to purchase the Become a Guided Reading Guru as well? Or is the first one updated and does it include everything in the Become a Guided Reading Guru packet?
Thank you for your message. The Guided Reading Guru is a part of the Ultimate Teacher Reading Binder. If you are only interested in the guided reading component, I would stick with just the guided reading guru file. If you want to learn more about literature groups, then I would purchase the Ultimate Teacher Reading Binder.
Thanks for your question, Jennifer!
May 28, 2012
Okay I had a question about the Guided Reading Guru file that I purchased. I read the other questions listed below. So sometime tomorrow I should be able to download this file. Is this correct? When I try this again tomorrow, Should I click on the "YOU OWN IT!" button to download?
The files are all instant downloads so you can open it right away. Just go to My Purchases and you will see the file name and a picture of the file. Click the redish Download button and you'll be all set! Let us know if you have any other questions. Nicole :)
You are correct- we just uploaded the Guided Reading Guru (single file) tonight. We will upload the updated guided reading guru file to the reading binder on Sunday. Check back on Sunday!If for some reason it does not work after tomorrow, please feel free to email us at email@example.com
September 10, 2011
My school uses the Harcourt Trophies reading series. Is your guide something I can use with this?
Thanks for the question! Our district adopted the Macmillan mcgraw- hill reading series. We have guided reading groups for 60 minutes a day as part of our overall instructional reading time. During the rest of the reading block we also do shared reading, which is part of our basal. I think you will find that you are able to implement your basal series your district requires with guided reading groups. I hope that helps to answer your questions!
Thank you for your message!
Do you have any ideas for why you can not download the document? Are you getting some kind of message? Please feel free to email us- firstname.lastname@example.org - so that we can email you the file through an attachment.
Thank you! :)
August 4, 2011
In this packet do you go over conferencing with students?