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Category: Guided Reading

Top 5 Parts of a Guided Reading Lesson

Guided Reading Must Haves When leading a Guided Reading lesson, it’s important to make the most of the short amount of time you have with your readers. The more prepared ahead of time you are, the better the lesson will go. As someone who has worked with readers from Kindergarten-5th Grade, I’ve noticed a few

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Top 5 Word Work Materials

Engaging Word Work If you’re looking to switch up your word work routines this year, I’ve got a Top 5 List for you which hopefully will add some new pep to your word work activities! Word work can become monotonous for readers (and you) so one way to make it more engaging throughout the year

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Comprehension Ideas

The Importance of Engaging Readers in Comprehension Readers always need to practice their comprehension.  Whether working independently, in small groups or in a whole class setting during a read aloud, comprehension should be a focus. I think it’s important to keep readers excited about comprehension. This can be done through the inclusion of a variety

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Guided Reading at the Higher Levels: Level W-Z

When working in Guided Reading groups, it’s important to regularly check in on your readers to ensure they’re making progress. This is true for readers at the earliest levels to the highest levels. The simplest way to do this is during actual small group time, with a running record. I firmly believe that a lot

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Going Digital with Guided Reading

Going 1:1 in the Classroom I remember being so excited when the school I was working at a few years ago decided to go 1:1. I love technology and was looking forward to implementing it into my intervention groups. My students had both iPads and Macbooks, depending on the grade level. Sure there was a

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Seasonal Guided Reading Binder Freebies

I’m on an organizing roll here with creating covers etc for all my guided reading passages! This is the last set I had to do, woohoo!! In this free download I include binder spines, binder covers and labels for your guided reading tubs. Having everything organized and in one place can make a world of

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Organization of STUDENT Guided Reading Materials

As someone who has taught A LOT of Guided Reading lessons in my teaching career, I know the importance of that time with readers. It can be so meaningful where you learn a great deal about each reader. One way to ensure the groups are engaged is by being prepared. As a reading specialist, I’ve

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Guided Reading Organization Ideas

There are so many different ways to organize your Guided Reading materials. I love using a binder to keep all the materials in one spot. Inside each binder are all the materials including, lesson plans, leveled passages and running records for each group.  The binders and many other Guided Reading group materials, including student reading

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Non Fiction Guided Reading Binder Freebies

It always helps to feel organized and prepared ahead of time when it comes to Guided Reading groups! Knowing how important organization is, I’m happy to say that I now have free binder covers, spines and tub labels to help you get organized. Having everything in a binder, ready to bring to the copy room,

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Non Fiction Guided Reading

Let me tell you- I LOVE writing stories for readers! The last few months I’ve been enjoying creating leveled non fiction guided reading passages. I’ve learned so much from creating them and have also been curious to learn more about many topics. My hope is that not only will readers actually enjoy reading non fiction

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