I have found consistency helps when trying to hold guided reading groups. I teach a new reading response sheet every two weeks. The students and I model how to respond properly during our interactive read aloud. We complete the activity together and discuss the correct ways to show your best work. Then for the next two weeks, the students must complete this response worksheet during independent reading time. I will be working with a small group for guided reading. All students know that they must read and response and most importantly, not interrupt me during my small group time. Students who met for guided reading do not need to complete the activity because they were working with the teacher. All other students must complete activity. This form is also used for their readers notebook letter at the end of the week. Students will choose which book to explain and write about based on the questions on the response sheets. These relate to our mini lessons.