Low Prep - High Impact Guided Reading at your Fingertips WITH Word Study centers!
The purpose of this series is to take the guess work out of guided reading. This series provides the teacher with differentiated guided reading text that allows the teacher to teach multiple levels using the SAME lesson plan!
Make sure to check the preview for a FREE sample!
What does GROWING Bundle mean?
This product is currently GROWING and is incomplete when you download it. Right now, only Volume Ones and Two are included. I will do my best to list all the other volumes in a reasonable time frame. The approximate release dates are:
• Volume One- COMPLETE
• Volume Two- COMPLETE
• Volume Three- December
• Volume Four- Mid February
• Volume Five- End March
• Volume Six- End May
What is included in each volume?
Included in this pack are:
• Fiction titles with four levels of each title
• Nonfiction titles with four levels of each title
• Lesson plans for each title
• All materials and activities for the texts
• Word study materials for each FICTION title
• I can cards that match the teaching focus of each lesson
• posters in color or black and white that match the teaching focus of each lesson
Please note that this is a BUNDLE that includes word study centers. You can preview the Volume One centers here!
For each wordy study pattern (that matches the fiction books in this bundle) the following is included:
• Word lists
• Sort and Match- Students read the word and match the correct picture. Then, students can sort the cards by sound.
• Look and Write- Students write the word, using the picture clue.
• Just Dot It- Students use bingo daubers to color code words by pattern.
• Just Punch It- Students use a hole puncher to sort words by pattern.
Additional materials are also included. These can be used as assessments, practice work, or even homework.
• Sort page- Students can use these same words and mat all week and do blind sorts, partner sorts, and speed sorts. It can also be used as the assessment at the end of the week and students can glue down the words.
• Word Study Book- This is a simple two page book. Students will record their words, write sentences using three words of their choice, and then apply the spelling pattern to new words using picture cues.
• Assessment- traditional assessment including 9 words from the list, one unknown word that applies the pattern, and 2 dictation sentences. A teacher “script” is provided.
How many titles will each Volume contain?
• Volume One contains 5 fiction and five nonfiction titles.
• Volume Two will contain five fiction and five nonfiction titles.
• Volume Three will contain three fiction and three nonfiction titles.
• Volume Four will contain seven fiction and seven nonfiction titles.
• Volume Five will contain three fiction and three nonfiction titles.
• Volume Six will contain five fiction and five nonfiction titles.
Do you have a curriculum map of all the Volumes?
I have started a curriculum map, but it is incomplete at this time. You can check to see the curriculum map for Volume One and most of Volume Two in the preview (at the beginning).
How is this pack different than other guided reading packs?
• Instead of several different titles on one level, this pack was written so that teachers could use the SAME title and work on the SAME skill or strategy with students. There are 4 discreetly levels of each texts, so students may not even be aware that the texts are different. The lesson plan is the same for every level to make planning simple for the teacher.
• I wrote the text in pairs, or text sets. For example, after students read a fiction book called Red Bird about a red bird living in a tree, the teacher can follow up with nonfiction book called Animal Homes and discuss how animals can live in trees, in water, or under the ground.
• When I wrote the texts, I tried to be very aware of the burden of copy counts and printer copies. Each text is only one page, front and back. This allows students to actually write in the text, make notes, and doing any coding right in the book. When the student are done reading the text, the book can easily be sent home for fluency practice. No more worrying about copy counts and if guided reading books will come back to school! The texts were designed to be consumable!
• It is PROVEN to be effective! I conducted an eight week case study with 17 teachers across the United States. Teachers used the program and collected data from March 2017 to May 2017. The average student gained 89 Lexiles over the eight week study. All scores were correlated to this chart,
available free online. According to the chart there are about 4 guided reading levels, or 200 Lexiles in 2nd grade. What to read the study for yourself? Click here!
• A separate file, or version of this file, is included for easy binding!
How are the texts organized?
For each book title, there are four levels of texts. The text levels are end first grade, beginning second grade, mid second grade, and end second grade. For your convenience, a chart with the approximate DRA and Fountas and Pinnell levels are included. However, please note that these levels are approximated and not endorsed by their respective program.
A code is included in the bottom right of each cover of the text. The code is as follows:
• 1E= end first grade
• 2B= beginning second grade
• 2M= mid second grade
• 2E= end second grade
What do the lessons look like?
• There is one lesson for all four levels of the text.
• All leveled texts are working on the same teaching point.
• There are 3 days of reading plans and one day of writing plans.
• Four days of word study lessons are included for each fiction text. The several words with the word study pattern are found in the texts. The teacher can opt not to use the word study and it will not affect the lesson.
• All materials to teach and extend the text are included.
Exactly what is included in the lessons?
There is one lesson plan for the four leveled texts of the same title. This is so that no matter the reading level, all students can be exposed to the same instructional points. The lesson plans are displayed over two pages to make them easy to read and follow. Four days of lessons are written for each text. This was done purposefully, since it is often hard for teachers to meet with every group, every day. There are 3 days of explicit reading plans. The fourth day is a guided writing lesson. This extends the teaching point, guided practice with extended response, or a specific writing genre.
On the left hand side of the lesson plan you will find an overview about the text. This column includes a text summary for the teacher, the main teaching point of the text, the tricky words in the text, materials needed for the week, and approximated text levels.
Each lesson begins with word study. The text contains several words with the word study pattern for the week. Students will use word sorts to explore the word patterns. A larger set of teacher cards and smaller student cards are provided. This portion of the lesson can be skipped or can even be completed whole group. It has been provided as a convenience for the teacher, but is not a mandatory part of the program.
Students will always reread a familiar text to start each lesson. This is a “warm up for the brain,” but also promotes fluency. After rereading, the teacher can activate the text with an optional activity. All the materials for activation are included. Then, the teacher will introduce the text and tricky words. Next, the teacher will ask the students a question about the text. This question sets the purpose for reading. The students will be assigned one page of text to read. The book has been formatted so that one page will be read in each guided reading lesson. A bookmark has been provided for each student. The bookmark has the questions about the text. After students finish reading the text, they can write their response on the bookmark.
After discussing the answers to the question, a script has been provided for the teaching point. This teaching point is the same for each level of text.
The fourth day is a scripted lesson for guided writing. All the materials are provided for the lesson, including any graphic organizers.
A list of extension activities for the word sort and text is also provided. These activities are perfect for students to complete independently the week AFTER reading the text. These would be great for independent center work to extend the text.
What else do I need to know?
• The texts do NOT need to be read in a specific order, unless you are including the word study as part of the guided reading lesson. I specially chose the word study to increase in difficulty throughout this program.
• The guided writing portion of the lesson is optional. Teachers could also use the graphic organizer for each text from the “Extension Ideas” and have students write from the graphic organizer.
• The graphic organizer from the “Extension Ideas’ can often be applied to ANY text. The teacher could use this for an assessment by providing a grade appropriate text for student to read and write about.
Looking for other Word Work Centers to Support This Program?
Easy Word Study- Short I and Short O
Easy Word Study- Short A and Short E
Easy Word Study- Short U
Digraphs TH and CH
Diagraphs SH and CK
You can SAVE OVER $5 by purchasing the bundle with all of the above patterns!!
Easy Word Study- Volume One
How to get TPT credit to use on future purchases:
• Please go to your My Purchases
page (you may need to login). Beside each purchase you'll see a Provide Feedback
button. Simply click it and you will be taken to a page where you can give a quick rating and leave a short comment for the product. Each time you give feedback, TPT gives you feedback credits that you use to lower the cost of your future purchases. I value your feedback greatly as it helps me determine which products are most valuable for your classroom so I can create more for you. ☺
Be the first to know about my new discounts, freebies and product launches:
• Look for the green star
next to my store logo and click it to become a follower
. Voila! You will now receive email updates about this store. ☺
Mandy’s Tips for Teachers Website
Mandy’s Tips for Teachers Blog