I put these plans into action when I am utilizing a set of nonfiction leveled texts
with Common Core questions (click here to see the passages I use
). I use short nonfiction texts in my guided reading groups to teach nonfiction skills in the context of Social Studies topics. It makes integrating ELA and Social Studies
I highly recommend you use these plans loosely and modify them as much as possible to meet the needs of your students. You know their reading skills better than anyone! I have found that my best instruction during guided reading came when I began with a plan and ended up somewhere totally different. The heart of guided reading is that it is a time for you to provide individualized support for your readers
. I hope you find these plans to be a good starting point for your instruction.