Guided Reading Organization Tips

Want to get organized for guided reading?

Watch this video to see how I use a 2-binder system to keep important resources at my fingertips!

To view the guided reading resources featured in this video, click HERE!

Video Recap:

I keep a binder of masters and a binder for my day-to-day instruction.

The master binder is GREAT for grabbing and taking to the copy room – and it helps me keep my materials separate for each level.

My master binder is divided up into levels, and each level has four tabs:
- Lessons, printable books, and assessment forms
- Decoding and fluency resources
- Comprehension and vocabulary resources
- Word study and writing resources

I technically have more than one master binder, because I work with multiple grade levels. You may be able to fit all of your levels into one binder, but it just depends on your students and how big of a binder you want (my master binder is 3 inches).

My day-to-day binder is divided up into my different groups by tabs.

Behind each tab, I keep lesson plans (including blank forms) and any lists or resources I want to use with that group of students.

At the very end of my day-to-day binder, I keep blank running record forms. This makes it very easy for me to take a running record, because I just flip to the back of the binder. I score and remove the completed running records at the end of the day.
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