These resources are a great start to help a teacher organize his/her new CCS guided reading groups for the WHOLE YEAR!!! The lesson plan templates are aligned to the common core standards and encourage close reading and text based questioning. I created these templates to help me spend LESS time making guided reading group plans and more time actually teaching meaningful reading lessons!
The first page is an 8-week rotation schedule for guided reading groups that will ensure that your students are completing a vast range of reading activities that help increase their fiction/non-fiction comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and higher level thinking. The pages after that are lesson plan templates for the following lesson types:
- Short Fiction Texts (Options for 1 or 2 texts per week)
- Short Non-Fiction Texts (Options for 1 or 2 texts per week)
- Reader's Theaters
- Non-Fiction Magazine/Newspaper Articles
- Discussion Groups
These lesson plans cover all of the ELA standards for Literature, Informational Text, Fluency (Foundational Skills), Research (Writing), and Listening & Speaking.