This is a poster set to display both: your student groupings for Guided Reading, and indicators for each Guided Reading Level. It is a great tool for your students to understand what reading level they are working towards, and for observers to understand the goals that your specific groups of students are working towards achieving.
**Please note that this poster set contains the levels H through P. **If you are interested in other reading levels, below I am linking my other sets: Kindergarten Guided Reading Level Indicators and Groupings Poster Set
If you are interested in the First Grade Guided Reading Level Poster set, please check out this listing: First Grade Guided Reading Level Indicators and Groupings Poster Set
**Download the preview to see an example on how I display this poster set in my classroom!!**
Rationale: Upon searching the entire Internet, I could not find any displays that combined the Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading Level Indicators, along with a space for teachers to display student groupings. I combined both into what I believe is a useful tool for our classrooms. When I refer to a students “guided” reading level, this is their instructional reading level—the level that we as teachers are trying to support them in achieving. For example: if I have a student in a group on the level B poster, this means that they really read independently at a level A.
Included in this set: You are receiving (8) eight different choices of title pages to be displayed as a poster, along with Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level Indicators for levels H through P. The only parts of this product that are editable are the sections on the title page to display your name and class, and the amount of groups you would like to display for each reading level. Also included is a page where you can enter students names and photos so that you can show visual groupings on each reading level. The actual language used to describe the indicators for each reading level is from the book “Guided Reading: Nonfiction Focus, 2nd Edition”, by Fountas & Pinnell.
Creating Student Groups: After laminating your set, you may either write in your groupings inside the rectangles using dry erase marker, or you may decide to create the groupings using magnetic labels, photographs of the students, or even with clothespins! From the beginning of the school year I have this poster displayed and I explicitly explain what this poster is showing. The students understand that this is a living document of their yearly reading progress, and as their reading improves, their name or photo will move towards their next reading goal! My students happen to enjoy moving their photo onto the next reading level.
Outcomes: Since implementing this, my students have taken ownership in understanding what reading level they are currently independently reading on, along with becoming proud of their reading accomplishments, and even be encouraged to work towards the next reading level. This document has also proved to promote deep peer encouragement and discussion about “how” or what reading strategies my students are using to improve upon their reading.
Suggested way to display: I would suggest displaying the title poster, followed by the range of reading levels within your grade level. I would only hang higher reading levels when needed. I display this in my classroom by:
1. Punching two holes (one at the top corners of every sheet)
2. Hook and lock a book ring into each hole
3. Adhere two hooks where I plan on displaying each sheet.
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