Guided Reading Passages: Level J

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This pack includes 15 guided reading passages for students who are at a Level J, as aligned with F&P. Each passage also has a lesson plan, two reading response questions and a running record. It is a great resource to use throughout the year to help your students who are at a Level J practice reading books at their instructional level. The lesson plans, passages and response questions are perfect for 15-20 minute guided reading lessons. Students will have the opportunity to successfully read at their instructional level and show their comprehension of each passage through the completion of the simple reading response questions.

These Level J passages work well for early readers- advanced kindergartners, 1st graders, struggling 2nd graders, intervention groups and ESL students. Level J readers are readers who apply fix up strategies to words that are challenging. Level J passages include longer texts, advanced sight words and other challenging words that students can figure out through using their fix up reading strategies (look for smaller parts of the word they already know, say all the sounds, etc). The focus at Level J shifts heavily to the reader self monitoring and self correcting with attention to reading at an appropriate rate. These readers should be breaking the words down to syllables, patterns, parts they know with only a little guidance from you.

Students should be comfortable reading longer strings of text with a few sentences at a time. The passages include a variety of longer sentences with more patterns within each word, such as digraphs, consonant clusters, various endings (including comparative endings), base words with various endings, compound words, contractions (including possessives), plural vs singular words, 1-3 syllable words, silent letter sounds (kn-), y at the end of a word (making a long e/i sound) vowel combinations (2 vowels walking, r controlled vowels, etc) and silent e words. Students at this level should be capable of applying their knowledge of such patterns when reading the new words. These passages also may include some bold words, exclamation points, quotations (including dialogue among multiple speakers) and question marks to help students add expression while they read.

The pack is entirely b&w- all you need to do is print, copy and get your guided reading lessons going!

I hope your students love these passages as much as mine do!

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If you are looking for other Guided Reading Passages, you can take a look at my other leveled passages below!

***Bundle Packs: (freebie samplers included in some previews)
Guided Reading Passages Bundle: Level Pre-A {Regular and Seasonal Editions}

Guided Reading Passages Bundle: Level A-D

Guided Reading Passages Bundle: Level E-J  

Guided Reading Passages Bundle: Level K-M

Guided Reading Passages Bundle: Level N-P

Guided Reading Passages Bundle: Level Q-S

***If you have a wide range of guided reading levels in your classroom, you may want to check out my Mega Bundle or Giant Bundle that include Levels A-M or all Levels A-P for 30% off!
Guided Reading Passages Mega Bundle: Level A-M

Guided Reading Passages Giant Bundle: Level A-P

***You can also purchase this huge Combo Bundle for 40% off the regular price which includes 390 passages (All my Level A-M regular passages and seasonal passages.)!
Guided Reading Passages Combo Bundle: Regular & Seasonal Editions {Level A-M}

Individual Guided Reading Packs:
Guided Reading Passages Packs

Seasonal Passages Bundle Packs:
If you are interested in having passages for each season throughout the school year (fall, winter, spring), please click the links below to check out more passages! You can save big by purchasing the bigger bundles!

Guided Reading Passages Bundle: Seasonal Edition {Level A-D}

Guided Reading Passages Bundle: Seasonal Edition {Level E-J}

Guided Reading Passages Bundle: Seasonal Edition {Level K-M}

For the biggest savings!
Guided Reading Passage Mega Bundle: Seasonal Edition {Level A-M}

Individual Seasonal Guided Reading Passages Packs:
Seasonal Guided Reading Passages Packs

You can check out these packs in action and grab some more guided reading freebies from the links below!
Guided Reading Makes Me Happy!  

Guided Reading   

Guided Reading for Your Earliest Readers  

Guided Reading Passages: Levels N-P
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Guided Reading Passages: Level J