From Useful Creations for Teachers - These ready-to-use Level 2, 3 guided reading activities based on the PM GEMS (Magenta) are the ONLY activities you will need to develop the skills necessary to guide your students into becoming strong and confident readers. Please preview this document to see the specific book titles for which activities have been created. The texts have been chosen to scaffold the early reader in terms of vocabulary and skills. Developed by a Reading Recovery trained teacher, the skills being reinforced and strengthened in these text-specific and student-friendly activities are based on the skills evident in each levelled book. The activities are designed to promote the prior knowledge the student has with a specific text, while emphasizing re-reading the text to assist with the pace and fluency of their oral reading. Having activities that are just the right level to match the text a group of students is working on, while promoting skill development and independence, makes it easy for the teacher to promote differentiated instruction, and have uninterrupted time to work with small reading groups. These activities for PM GEMS (Magenta) Level 2, 3 concentrate heavily on preparing beginning readers with developing reading and writing vocabulary. Once these activities are completed, the students will be more than ready for the next reading level. As the activities are based on specific book vocabulary, they are also great for ESL and special education students.