Gregory Cool - 10 Guided Reading Lesson Plans, Resources and Answer Key

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This guided reading planning unit is based around the children's picture book - Gregory Cool by Caroline Binch. Whilst the book is a picture book, the use of it has been developed within 4th and 5th grade children to focus on using research, close reading skills and higher order thinking, discussion and activities to raise standards in both reading and comprehension.

This product includes:

  • 10 detailed lesson plans
  • 7 additional resources
  • Answer keys for comprehension questions and "Talk About" activities.

Lessons are very detailed and well planned - all being taught with my own students for the past few years.

Each plan is structured in the same way and includes:

  • Lesson number in the sequence
  • Page number/event being explored
  • Lesson details (these always start with reading the extract from the book which is referred to, ensuring the children know what has happened), this is then followed by a variety of activities which could include:
    • "Talk About" where a question is posed and the class talk about their ideas based on what they have read, understood and can back up with evidence from the text or their own experiences
    • "Think About" where children internalise and think through a specific idea or issue independently
    • Comprehension questions
    • Whole Class activities to model and develop skills in reading, retrieval, comprehension and structuring responses.
  • Answer Key for comprehension questions, class based discussions etc.

Alongside the 10 detailed lesson plans (which can be seen in the preview) there are also seven fully photocopiable resources. These are identified in the planning and are included within the download.

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Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).


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