Guided Reading BUNDLE

Krystin McGahan
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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105 pages
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Krystin McGahan


Guided Reading BUNDLE:
67 new pages and printables just added (8/25/14)! Guided Reading A Teacher's Guide and Graphic Organizers are now conveniently bundled into one guided reading teacher's resource for a DISCOUNTED PRICE (SAVE 20%)!! So many of my followers buy the first guide and then wind up coming back for the graphic organizers so I decided to bundle them together at one new lower price! You will get both guided reading teacher's resources with everything you need to plan and execute successful guided reading groups from start to finish. Inside you will find a how to guide, management tips, strategies, organizational forms and tools and tons of graphic organizer printables that you can use at your guided reading sessions with the students! This is one of my best selling products and has made it to the Top 100 Best Selling Products TPT list several times!!
Guided Reading can be overwhelming but with the tools you will be ready to tackle it head on before you know it. I know firsthand that this approach works. In my school district my classroom was designated as an observation classroom for best practices in guided reading, learning centers, differentiated instruction and cooperative learning. I was observed by both experienced teachers and first year teachers district wide on a yearly basis during guided reading instruction and my literacy block. After just a few weeks following these guides I feel confident that guided reading will become the best part of your day!

What's Included:

A brief explanation of guided reading

A step by step guide for setting up guided reading in your classroom and how to run your sessions

A management idea: The Invisible Teacher

5 sets of printable guided reading comprehension story cards

Tips on timing

Guided Reading Groups form to list and post your daily guided reading groups

Group Tracker form for lesson planning, goal setting, observations and keeping track of groups

The Guided Reading Schedule printable is an easy way to keep track of when you meet with each group throughout the week.

Colorful, printable student Finished Early Bookmarks that list 4 choices that the students can make when they finish reading, plus descriptions for each choice.

9 printable student Mind Marks to encourage metacognition while reading

Engaging student Think Aloud Cards to promote discussion (a set for fiction and a set for nonfiction).

4 Additional ideas for activities/games you can play with the students at the guided reading table to work on reading comprehension, making predictions and activating prior knowledge!

Point of View Flipbook: Students will have a blast putting together this 4 page flip book sharing their point of views about the setting, characters and solution to the

Making Predictions: This is a great pre-reading and post reading printable to encourage making predictions.

Somebody, Wanted, But, So…: This graphic organizer will help students to show their understanding of how the main problem in the story solved a problem.

Judge This Book By It’s Cover: This is a creative two page printable where the students can rename the book and design a new cover and then provide an explanation for their choices.

Meet The Characters: Students will use this graphic organizer to differentiate between the main character and supporting characters while giving information about each.

Wanted: Every story has a villain and it is now the job of your students to capture him/her. Students will use the WANTED template to create a Wanted poster for the story’s villain.

Character Cash: This is a creative activity by which students will get to choose a character to put on the face of their very own Character Cash. They will also choose the dollar amount and explain why. Then they can fill out the character Shopping List while providing reasons for their decisions.

Pack You Bags: Students will imagine that they have been asked to create a packing list and pack a suitcase for the man character. They will come up with 5 needs and 5 wants that the character should bring on their trip based on what they know about him/her.

Stumped: This is a great graphic organizer to encourage students to use context clues to solve unfamiliar vocabulary that they come across as they read.

You Be The Teacher: In this exciting twist the students get to become the teacher! They will have to write comprehension questions about the story and include the answers and page numbers on the answer key provided.

Trait Detective: Each student will have the opportunity to explore a character of their choice a little deeper. After drawing a picture of the character they choose they will have to list 3 of the characters defining traits and then prove it by referencing quotes or examples from the story.

Greetings From: In this activity students get to imagine that they are visiting the setting of the story. They can design and send a postcard from that place with a short description of what it is like there.

Vocabulary Trading Cards: These are great flashcard templates for students to fill in as they learn the vocabulary words they are working on in the story. Once they have completed them they can use them to study and to quiz each other for the vocabulary test at the end of the story.

And The Award Goes To: Invite the students to choose a character from the story that they would like to present an award to. They can design the award using the certificate template and choose what the award is for. Then they will explain why they chose this award for that character and give 3 reasons why the character deserved it.

Problem and Solution Foldable: Use this interesting foldable to asses your students comprehension. They will have to identify the problem and 4 steps taken in the story to solve it.

Making Connections: This is another flap book that students can use to make three connections to the text: Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World

Reading Scavenger Hunt: This is a great task for early finishers and it can be done over several sittings. Students will go on a scavenger hunt by following the tasks inside each box to look for certain types of words. Once they have found them they can record the word and the page number inside each box.

Reading Response Journal: Included in the journal reproducible is a journal cover and 13 prewritten reading response topics with writing lines and an illustration box for each. There is also a blank page for teachers to write in their own prompts as well as a page of extra writing lines to have on hand.

By: Krystin McGahan

Guided Reading Bundle (Two Guided Reading Resources Bundled Into One!) by krystin mcgahan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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