Reading A-Z Leveled Books Guided Reading Plans
Leveled Readers A-Z and DRA Grade Equivalent Chart
60 Guided Reading Plans for Reading A-Z Leveled Books
(Levels aa-N with 4 books per level)
Guided Reading Teaching Group Record with Observation Space
I made these guided reading plans for the Reading A-Z Leveled Books to make my guided reading sessions run smoothly and efficiently. Each plan states the lesson objectives and lists what you should do before, during and after reading the book.. It also provided extension activities to be used for the book. I have included on the charted plan a place to write down students names in that group and an observation space for each child.
How I Used the Plans:
I made 5 copies of each plan and put them in a clear sleeve. (I would make less of the plans for L-N, most of my 1st grade students would only get to K).
I made a copy of each book on the plans and placed it in the sleeve with the plan and then put them in a binder. I would make a copy of the book for each student, the books can be found on the Reading A-Z Leveled Books site , https://www.readinga-z.com/books/leveled-books/ (I would have a parent helper make a book for each students and house them in my closet until I needed those books for guided reading.).
Each week I would take the plans needed from the binder for my guided reading groups and fill out the Teaching Group Record when doing my plans. During our sessions I would follow the plans writing down the observations made about students during our guided reading session. I would be able to refer to these notes during my individual reading conferences with students and work on individual skills or strategies the student may need at that time.
Students would keep their individual books in their reading tubs for the week to practice and then they were sent home to practice with their parents. Students received two books per week to practice.
Note: When my school went to the Reading Street reading program I still used these books and plans., I would use one book instead of two during the week. I first thought it was important that students were able to take books home at their reading level to practice with their parents. Secondly, I found that Reading Street did not meet the needs of all my students, especially my lower and higher groups of students. I found this resource helped both these groups be successful readers at their ability level.
I hope you find this resource as helpful as I do for guided reading groups!