Guided reading is, without a doubt, one of my most favorite parts of the day. It is time for me to sit with a small group of kids and meet them where they are. They learn, grow, and I get to learn more about them each time we meet. I just love it!
Today I want to share with you the heart of my guided reading time–my Guided Reading Binder. I have used this for 6 years now and it has changed, adapted, and grown with me over time. Without a doubt it is what helped me get organized my first year of teaching and it keeps me on my toes. Every year I look forward to getting it set up for the new year. Let’s take peek inside!
Everything you need to get organized is included! Group dividers, lesson plan pages, reading record forms, a meeting schedule, data forms, and much more!
I do a running record each time I meet with my student’s on at least 1 student in the group. I record their success and track their growth easily this way. I can open my binder and quickly tell a parent, “In the beginning of September your child read a level A at 89% accuracy. By the middle of September she was reading at 95% accuracy so she moved up to level B!” I have all of data at my finger tips.
For many, guided reading is done in conjunction with reader’s workshop. That is fabulous! It’s not something that I was every able to balance well, but I did include a section for reading conference notes and such. I know so many who do both in their classrooms!
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Another tool I use every single day during my guided reading time are my Guided Reading Resource Cards. With the help of a friend who is a reading expert, these cards were created. I just wanted to share them with you all in hopes that they will help you with your guided reading time as much as they have helped me throughout the years!
Each set of cards is broken down into levels. Each card has things that you can focus on with students who are on that reading level. Maybe a student is really excelling at their decoding, but needs more comprehension work. These cards are the perfect tool to help you with that!
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I hope you love them as much as I do!