Are you starting Guided Reading Groups? Whether you group students by reading ability or interest, it can be a challenge keeping track of who has which book, and is in which group, and which skills they are exhibiting. This packet will help with the organization of guided reading groups so that you can focus your energy on the objectives and the learner and not the system.
This packet contains:
*A reading survey for students to complete at the beginning of the year (this assesses specific interests in topics as well as how invested they are in reading generally). 2 pages
*A reading log. This homework assignment helps you keep track of what books students are reading and how much they are reading at home each week.
*2 mini book reports (one fiction and one nonfiction) These 2 page reports are set up help students make predictions about what they read, visualize events in the story, identify characters, plot, and events in order (in the fiction report), make connections to prior learning (in the non-fiction report) and summarize.
*Graphics for a reading group bulletin board. Simply write your students names on each graphic. Laminate the strips provided so you can write the book titles each week, and hang the names around the title.
*Book Group Procedures poster. This will help your students remember the procedure for changing books each week.
*Book Group Library Cards (2 different sizes). These cards can be double sided. Simply have students write their book title each week when they receive their book, and leave the cards in the basket of like leveled books. When a student returns their book to you, highlight the title.
*Reading Conferences Running Records. When you meet with a student, this record will help you keep track of what you worked on previously and what further steps need to be taken.
* Group Work Running Record: This page works well printed on card stock. Simply put 6 Post it Notes in the purple boxes, and make notes on all 6 children you are meeting with, without having to turn the page. Since there are headings showing 5 commonly assessed reading skills, you have a shortcut to interpreting the notes on each child come report card time. Simply peel off the sticky notes and put them on separate pages for each child at the end of the day.