This product was created by Alison Meeks to use in her kindergarten classroom. The teacher will use these lesson plans as she instructs her students on their instructional reading level in a small group setting (Guided Reading). The template for these plans has been included as a Word document so that the plans can easily be changed as needed to meet the needs of all students. There are 10 components included in these plans or in the lesson plan template, and the components can be matched to need. These 5 guided reading plans will be used for advanced kindergarten students (or first grade students) with an instructional reading level of 6 - 8. Included in this packet is two lessons for level 6 readers, and three lessons for level 8 readers. Using these plans during my small group Guided Reading lessons will help ensure that I am teaching the Common Core State Standards for ELA.