Professional Development

August 12, 2012

Guided Reading and Conference Binder Organization

WHEW! That was a long title!

Friends, I have been working on this for about a month now.  I am SO EXCITED TO SHOW YOU!! I believe whole heartedly in guided reading.  I know, I know…it’s old school now.  The *new* thing is to conference with your kiddos and pull a small group if needed.  I think that’s wonderful, too! I just have had the most success with traditional guided reading.  The one thing I get questions about is “Can I see your binder?” Four years ago a friend of mine handed me this organizational tool that was bound (ya know, with that machine that is super hard to use?).  Over the last 4 years I have tweaked it, added to it, deleted things from it, and made it my own! This is my baby.  Without it, I don’t know how I would do guided reading.  There is quite a bit to explain about it so I thought it would be easier to put it in a video.  (P.S. It’s so strange to record yourself! My fingernails are still half orange from henna in Bangladesh, and I said “so” a lot! At least it wasn’t “like” or “um”, right? 🙂 My hubs told me that I’m using my teacher voice the whole time in this video.  Sorry! )

You can grab it here at my TpT store! Be sure and grab it while it’s on sale August today and tomorrow!

Happy Teaching,



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