Category: Guided Reading

Guided Reading: Fall Themed!

Guided reading is such an important part of the day for most elementary students. This being the case, I find that it’s critical to keep it exciting for those little readers. You want them to keep on improving in regard to reading level, comprehension and motivation! This year I’ve done this through the addition of

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Guided Reading for Your Earliest Readers

Depending on the level of the group you are working with, guided reading can look very different! In the earlier, emergent levels, the concentration of guided reading is on getting students to figure out how to actually read simple words, how to break down more challenging words and overall just figuring out what fix up

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Guided Reading

As I often mention, I spend nearly my entire day doing guided reading groups, and I love it! I love that I get to work with so many different readers and a huge variety of levels, from Pre A-R (that’s a lot of levels!!!), throughout the day.  I learn so much about each child as

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The Thrill of Chart Paper and Markers!

Mr. Sketch markers and chart paper have become a huge part of our classroom, whether it is me making an anchor chart or my friends using them! I’ve never used Mr. Sketch markers and I now realize that I’ve been missing out– I just love the way those markers write! As someone who does guided

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Guided Reading Makes Me Happy! {Freebie, too!}

The other day I posted about balanced literacy and all the components. Today I’m back to share how I do one component of balanced literacy in my classroom… something near and dear to my heart (since it pretty much is my whole school day…)- guided reading! At the beginning of the school year,  I posted

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Guided Reading Groups Organization

Let me tell you I am SO excited to be working with more grade levels for the first time in my teaching career- after starting some groups and testing students this week I just really think I’m going to love working with so many grade levels!! (Of course, I still dearly love Kindergarten and 1st

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Tried It Tuesday: Guided Reading Goodies

I know everyone does not love to teach reading, but I really truly do love that I get to teach reading all day, every day! All my experience has been with teaching little friends and one of the best things about teaching reading to these little ones is seeing firsthand the progress they make- whether

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It’s definitely December- Freebie Five for Friday!

Oh my word…this was the longest week EVER! I’m thinking that whole Thanksgiving Break thing is just not quite long enough because this week seems to have been at least 3 weeks in one.  I’m not really complaining though knowing there are only 10 more school days till our winter break! That being said, December

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