Guided Reading Teacher Materials
This freebie includes a what is guided reading starter letter for parents. There are three different templates. They are a DRA, GRL and combo parent letter.
I also included the conversion chart for K-2 reading levels. This is helpful for shopping for books.
I then included the DRA, GRL and combo letter for level I or level 16. It includes a boy certificate and a girl certificate. This includes an explanation of the level so parents understand what is expected at each level.
If you are interested in purchasing more you can find
Reading Strategy Posters & Bookmarks
Reading Running Records Plus Sticky Note Version
(This bundle does NOT include the WRITING sticky note pack)
Guided Reading Parent Letters Pack
Guided Reading Cliff Notes
I use these in my guided reading groups, in bookmarks for home for reinforcement for parents and in my room. My students know these and use them regularly.
Guided Reading Cliff Notes:
I created this pack for teachers that just do not have the time to read the Next Step in Guided Reading, but need to use this book to plan and complete lessons. I have given you the “what you need to know” to implement guided reading in your room. I have broken down the book into readable terms and I have put all the planning of the word work section together for you in one easy to read place. This pack will tell you specifically the letters you will need in order to teach word work for your daily groups. It goes along with the growing reader.
It has broken down pages (lower levels have fewer pages) by level up through 16/I. After level I/16, there is only one page dedicated to level J(18)+ it is the same as the book.
Guided Reading Parent Letters
I created this pack because I wanted parents to be informed of how their child was doing during my guided reading time. Many of my parents didn’t understand the progression of guided reading, and that there was more to it than just reading words on a page. I wanted them to celebrate their child’s accomplishments when they changed levels, but also let them know what that level entailed. I also wanted them to know how to help them if I found something that needed work.
I created this three different ways. I have a portion that covers DRA and GRL as one. It has a basic conversion. As with anything, this is from my experience and from using multiple texts and resources for wording, and this is just a guide and not perfect. This is just what I use in my class, and my not be exactly what your school or district uses.
I then have one set that is DRA, and one set that is GRL based. The GRL is based on the F& P reading of Guided Reading. These again are based on my experience and many books and articles that I have read. Please ensure that they are what you want to use in your classroom, and that they match your child’s reading level.
I have included a running record form that allows parents to see how their child did during a particular observation during either a running record or just informal note. There is a note section to add anything you feel you need to add.
I have from level A or 1 up through level 40/S. These can be used at any grade level that students are reading at these levels. This can be used in homeschooling, or special education. I will not be changing the wording because this took a lot of time for me to do, and I would rather not leave this fully editable with my work there to copy and paste.
Plus sticky note version!
I use this after I complete a running record with a friend. It is helpful when doing report cards, or having conferences. Each child has their own page, and I can easily keep track of my students, and share their success with parents, too!
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