For the thesis portion of my Master’s Degree, I chose to develop curriculum for guided reading lessons. This guided reading pack reflects four months (and hundreds of hours) of hard work! I hope you will find them useful.
This guided reading pack includes 10 guided reading lessons for the following book titles:
I Had a Hippopotamus: DRA 6
Baily Goes Camping: DRA 14
Wemberly Worried: DRA 14
Chester’s Way: DRA 18
Owen: DRA 18
Chrysanthemum: DRA 20
Scaredy Squirrel: DRA 20
A Weekend with Wendell: DRA 24
Jumanji: DRA 28
Odd Velvet: DRA 28
Note: Teacher will need to supply the book to go with the lesson.
Each lesson includes:
• Title and guided reading level: Found at the top of each lesson for easy
• Teaching focus: Outlines what the child will learn over the course of the
• Days: The lessons are broken down into days. Some lessons only have
two days, while others will have up to four days.
• Teaching script: Comprehension questions and mini-lesson scripts are
outlined in blue font.
• Teaching tips: Teaching tips are scattered throughout all lessons, which
include specific suggestions and ideas for guided instruction and
• Word study tips, when appropriate
• Reading and decoding strategies: Some lessons include reading and
decoding strategies to help children make sense of the text, and in turn,
• Fluency: Research shows that one of the best ways to improve fluency is
through repeated readings of familiar texts. In each lesson, a portion of
the text will be reread to build fluency skills. I have also woven various
fluency-building strategies into the lessons to keep the children engaged.
These strategies include choral reading, echo reading, cloze reading, and
• Turn and talk: Each lesson also features a ‘turn and talk’ section, where
children have the opportunity to discuss the story with a partner. This
feature enables all students to share their opinions, instead of calling on
one student to answer.
• Comprehension: The comprehension section is the bulk and focus of this
project. Comprehension is the reason for reading, and children must be
able to make sense of what they read to be successful. Therefore, each
lesson begins with tapping into students’ prior knowledge.
Comprehension questions are also included to guide discussion. Some
lessons even include specific comprehension strategies to focus on.
• Vocabulary development: Vocabulary development is an essential factor
when it comes to comprehension. Most lessons begin with pre-teaching
vocabulary to prevent confusion when students encounter unfamiliar
words in the text.
• Teaching focus correlation chart: This chart outlines all teaching focuses
and indicates where you can find lessons that touch on each objective.
Please let me know if you have any questions about this product.