This packet was created to help make guided reading more concrete and easy for a teacher to organize and implement. This packet includes information on how to run guided reading groups, how to fit guided reading instruction into a very packed schedule (if we only had more time in the day!), and is a great guide on getting started.
Several photographs (including full page collages) are included to show how my teaching area for guided reading has evolved of the years and how I set up my materials.
This packet also includes several ready-to-use ideas to make reading more meaningful and meet the needs of your diverse learners.
Concepts addressed in this packet:
*Guided Reading and Reading Workshop: How it All Fits Together
*What Does Guided Reading Look Like: A Flow Chart of What a Typical Guided Reading Lesson Looks Like
*Teacher Tool Kit: Materials Needed for Guided Reading
*Lesson Planning: A Lesson Plan for Guided Reading
*Record Keeping and Assessment: A Variety of Forms to Organize Guided Reading Data
*Prompt Cards: Questions for Students to Answer After Rereading the Familiar Text at the Beginning of the Guided Reading Lesson.
*Activating Strategies: Printables and More
*During Reading Strategies: Printables and More
*After Reading Strategies: Printables and More
With the implementation of the new Common Core Standards, guided reading will become increasingly important in a balanced literacy classroom. The guided reading group is the perfect setting for close reading, using text evidence to support the student’s thinking and accountable talk. It is also the perfect setting for the teacher to document that the student is successful in all of these areas.
Please note that this packet does NOT address what the other students are going while the teacher is meeting with guided reading groups. It solely focuses on the guided reading instruction itself.
I hope this packet provides the support you need to implement guided reading in your own classroom.