Rethinking Guided Reading Workshop - Mrs. Richardson's Class

A Powerful Way to Reach Every Reader and Reclaim Your Time

without dismissing the Science of Reading

FACT: Guided Reading can feel overwhelming and challenging.

There are so many things to consider when it comes to reading instruction. 

Not to mention, things are constantly changing.  

One year you have to do this thing…

And the next year another thing…  

Whether you’ve done guided reading before only to have given up because it was just TOO hard… 

… or if you’ve never done it and are stressed about doing it right WHILE keeping the latest research in mind… 

… you are NOT alone. 

Teaching guided reading should be stress-free.

Instead, it feels like you’re doing way too many things with hardly any result. 

Here's the thing...

As teachers, we want our kids to succeed as readers.

We don’t want them to be just word-callers. We want them to read for meaning. We want them to use their phonics knowledge to help them problem solve. We don’t like seeing them struggle.

We want our students to read a text and enjoy it, understand it, and look forward to reading the next one.

We want to do everything we can to give them that solid foundation, and, the role of that foundation is HUGE when you’re a primary teacher.

Which is why Guided Reading is SOOO important.

Guided reading helps you, as the K-2 teacher, to establish fundamental reading skills, improve fluency and vocabulary, and assess and address weaknesses.

Not to mention, increase the amount of reading kids do AND up the level of their engagement, enjoyment, and excitement at having to read.

Now you may be thinking…

“Hold on, Amanda! What about everything The Science of Reading is teaching us? Does Guided Reading still fit? ”

Yes!

Here’s the thing… it DOESN’T have to be either/or. As teachers, we have done that for years and years. We leave something great behind to implement something “new”.

Friend, you can definitely implement BOTH. In fact, you SHOULD teach with both in mind!

Both are needed to encourage and build reading skills. You don’t have to choose.

And before you raise a skeptical eyebrow and think, “Yeah, easy for you to say. My plate is already overflowing with things to do. I don’t need another thing to implement.”

Here's what I want you to know...

I’ve been a K-1 teacher and even a teacher of dual language who implemented guided reading lessons after a lot of trial-and-error.

I currently am a mama to K-2 readers at home that I’m constantly teaching, learning with, and trying things on.

I have helped thousands of teachers become comfortable with guided reading in their own classrooms through my workshop, teaching resources, and in-person professional development sessions.

I know your teacher plate is always full.

But...

I also know…

You want to see your readers grow.

Chances are you’ve either thought about guided reading for your class, but then promptly pushed it away because of everything you needed to learn and add to an already never-ending to-do list…

… or you’ve tried guided reading groups. But the kids weren’t engaged or there was always a kid who kept interrupting. And let’s not overlook the 17 million hours of prep.

And even then… it never was a well-oiled machine.

What if I told you guided reading doesn’t have to be frustrating, time-consuming, or challenging?

I’m a former K-2 teacher who had to teach herself how to make guided reading instruction a success with her students.

So I can vouch for the fact that when you KNOW how to implement guided reading, you actually SAVE time.

Save Time and See Your Readers Succeed with

The perfect, easy to digest, professional development for teachers who want to master guided reading with the science of reading in mind.
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You'll Learn How To:

What’s Inside REthinking Guided Reading for K-2 Teachers

25 STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO TUTORIALS ($129 value)

Easy-to-follow, easier-to-implement video tutorials will show you how to execute everything from prepping and planning using both a decodable reader and leveled reader to analyzing running records.

93 PRINTABLES ($29 value)

You’ll have every template, tool, checklist, or cheat sheet you need for EACH step. Want a schedule template or examples? You have those! Need a teaching point cheat sheet? You got it!

WORKSHOP WORKBOOK ($19 value)

Stay on track with your learning and keep your notes in one place to easily reference throughout the year. Get busy implementing your learning with the action step checklists provided!

7 HOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE (PRICELESS)

Earn 7 hours of professional development credits for this course.  

BONUS: A LITERACY COACH IN YOUR BACK POCKET ($49 value)

Our Facebook Group is where you can lean on me AND your fellow teachers so you can ask questions, share your progress, and celebrate your WINS!!

BONUS: VIRTUAL GUIDED READING MINI-WORKSHOP ($23 value)

Deliver an effective, targeted lesson no matter what your classroom looks like with ease! Video examples and printables will guide you through!

BONUS: A QUICK START GUIDE TO LAUNCHING LITERACY STATIONS E-BOOK ($15 value)

Stop worrying about what the other students are doing! Get them started on the right path with literacy stations as you learn how to set up various stations for success!

BONUS: TICKET TO WORD WORK LIVE MINI-WORKSHOP ($29)

Join me in August for an online mini-workshop where I will share exactly what skills to cover for your little readers when it comes to phonics and phonemic awareness! (This will be recorded in case you are unable to attend live.)

BONUS: BACK TO SCHOOL READ ALOUDS ($7)

Be set for your first week of school with these Back to School Read Alouds! You will have 7 lesson plans for your favorite books as you introduce this routine and get to know your students!

At the end of this workshop, you will walk away with

Confidence in your ability to run AND assess well-organized small group guided reading lessons without wasting time or feeling frazzled!

Fresh excitement as you step into a new school year ready to launch your guided reading groups with the science of reading in mind!

A renewed passion for small group instruction as you will no longer be floundering around trying to figure out what to do!

And with...

Here’s What You’ll Learn Inside Rethinking Guided Reading

MODULE 1: Preparing for Guided Reading

Set the foundations for teaching guided reading right

  • Find time in your schedule for your guided reading lessons. Know which tools you need, which materials your students need, and how to store it all to stay organized.
  • Use the Classroom Map tool and real classroom examples to map out your classroom for the perfect space for your guided reading groups.
  • Instantly double your confidence levels with the Reading Readiness Assessments Tool Kit. Get to know which skills to assess, how to assess them, and how to determine where to begin with each reader.
  • Organize your groups based phonics needs and instruction, reading skills, strategies, and more with the help of the Guided Reading Group planning pages and tutorials.

MODULE 2: Planning a Guided Reading Lesson

Keep chaos and confusion away with a well-planned guided reading lesson

  • Understand each element of the 20-minute guided reading lesson cycle using both a decodable reader and leveled reader.
  • Use your understanding of each component/element to write effective lesson plans to help your readers.
  • Discover the 2-day and 3-day lesson plan and see how it works so you can choose the best option for your class.
  • Use the printable tools to implement and understand every element of the lesson cycles with both types of books.

MODULE 3: Delivering a Guided Reading Lesson

Get ready to enjoy the guided reading experience with your learners

  • Get to know how a guided reading lesson delivery is with both a decodable book and leveled book.
  • See it in action first hand with a kindergartener AND how it is like with a first-grader. No fluff!
  • Learn the exact steps and procedure of a teaching point, how to identify one, and what the different types of teaching points are.
  • Use the printable guided reading prompts and Running Record Reference Guide to make lesson delivery easy and fun for everyone!

MODULE 4: On-Going Assessing with Running Records

Keep track of your students’ progress and growth without drowning in paperwork

  • Understand the how, when, and why of a running record for student assessment.
  • See a demo video to know exactly how to analyze a running record so you can do it easily and effectively for your small group.
  • Identify what to do with the information from the running record.
  • Use the printables and videos to get the maximum information from your running record assessments and help your students really progress.

ZERO RISK. 100% REward.

As a teacher, I know it feels scary to spend your money on something you haven’t seen yet. This isn’t like a trip to Target to stock up on things from the dollar spot!

Which is why your purchase is protected by my “Put Rethinking Guided Reading to the Test” Money-Back Guarantee.

If you complete all the modules and all the action steps within the program,

…and still feel Rethinking Guided Reading did NOT help you make progress with your guided reading students, all you need to do is email us and show us your completed workbook.

And we’ll refund 100% of your money, no questions asked.

But do I REALLY need to figure this whole small group thing out?

I know the 2020 school year was one for the books! No matter what the school year looks like next year, you can start the year off on the right foot with a solid plan to reach every reader where they are!

You don’t have time to ignore the literacy gaps any longer.

As a primary teacher, you are setting the reading foundation for years to come!

Hear from Kayse

Hear how Rethinking Guided Reading saved time and helped Kayse reach ALL of her readers.

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Your Fellow Teachers Wanted to Know…

(Frequently Asked Questions)

You get INSTANT access which means you can start and finish it at YOUR convenience.

You can actually FINISH the course in FIVE hours (that’s way less than a This is Us bingefest!) and then use 2 hours to implement it to get your 7-hour Professional Development certificate!

Don’t worry about it at all! You have our Guided Reading Unpacked Facebook group where you can lean on me AND your fellow teachers for feedback, support, and insights!

That’s perfectly fine. The Facebook group is an additional support system for you. You DON’T need Facebook in order to take the course.

Watch the video above to see exactly how you’ll access your course and go through it!

Great question! This hyper-focused program on guided reading instruction gives you EVERYTHING you need to know about preparing, planning, delivering, AND assessing guided reading in ONE place.

Not only that, but it has also been created by a teacher AND has been put to the ultimate classroom test by nearly 500 of your fellow teachers.

We feel really confident that the level of support and quality of materials you get in Guided Reading Unpacked keep you from wasting time sifting through pages and pages on Pinterest and help you take action FAST!

You bet! You have a BONUS that walks you through exactly how to do this, so you’re never wondering how to keep the rest of the class engaged.

PLUS… I also share my favorite low-prep literacy stations WITH a nifty guide that includes the necessary supplies and teacher directions.

I’ve got your back!

As mama to K-2 learners AND a former K-2 teacher, I know our time is at a premium!

Which is why… Each video can be watched in 20 minutes or less (some example videos are a tad bit longer)!

You can watch a video while you are preparing dinner, sitting down after kids have been put to bed, early on a Saturday morning before the day gets started, or even listen (don’t watch!) on your commute to school!

While note-taking is important and needed, what is MOST important is that you are working through the workshop.

PLUS…

You have LIFETIME access to the material. This means you can come back to this during summer break or any time when you feel you need a refresher on how to organize guided reading sessions with ease and effectiveness.

You get LIFETIME updates to the workshop, too!

Should I ever decide to retire this program, I’ll let you know well in advance so you can download everything you need.

YES! This will be perfect for you and will arm you with the confidence you need to enjoy those guided reading sessions instead of feeling overwhelmed by them.

You’ll know exactly what to do to fit it in your schedule AND how to use different setups to make it work!

That’s great! Each purchase is for an individual teacher. If you have 5 or more teachers enrolling, contact us at schools@mrsrichardsonsclass.com for more information.

If you’re an instructional coach or a school looking to purchase, please email me at schools@mrsrichardsonsclass.com to discuss purchasing opportunities for your teachers.

25 STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO TUTORIALS ($129 value)

93 PRINTABLES ($29 value)

WORKSHOP WORKBOOK ($19 value)

7 HOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE (PRICELESS)

BONUS: SUPPORTIVE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY ($49 value)

BONUS: VIRTUAL GUIDED READING WORKSHOP ($23 value)

BONUS: A QUICKSTART GUIDE TO LAUNCHING LITERACY STATIONS ($15 value)

BONUS: TICKET TO WORD WORK LIVE MINI-WORKSHOP ($29 value)

BONUS: BACK TO SCHOOL READ ALOUDS ($7 value)

Total: $300 $97

I have been in your shoes, friends. I have had to figure it out on my own. I have had wonderful mentors guide me along the way as I grew in my literacy journey. I have been knee deep in the Balanced Literacy approach only to recently pause and really reflect on the latest research.

  • I have taught hundreds of teachers how to effectively implement guided reading in their classrooms.
  • Thousands of teachers have used my guided reading resources to help move their readers forward.
  • Thousands of teachers can now confidently walk away from their classroom knowing they are prepared to implement small group instruction no matter what!

Whether you’ve been teaching for 30-odd years OR are a brand new teacher, Rethinking Guided Reading is for YOU if you’re a K-2 teacher who wants to:

  • Spend less time preparing and planning lessons so you can have more time at home with your family.
  • Confidently reach readers where they are and deliver targeted instruction to move them forward.
  • Know exactly how to deliver a guided reading lesson without feeling frustrated and overwhelmed.
  • See readers improve in both reading ability and confidence
  • Begin the school year with a solid plan for implementing guided reading without worrying if you don’t have a literacy coach (you’ll have me!) or the know-how (you’ll have Rethinking Guided Reading!).
  • Work on professional development at their own pace.

This is for YOU!

Three Monthly
Payments

Lifetime Access

$40/per month
25 STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO TUTORIALS
93 PRINTABLES
WORKSHOP WORKBOOK
7 HOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE
BONUS: A SUPPORTIVE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY
BONUS: VIRTUAL GUIDED READING WORKSHOP
BONUS: A QUICKSTART GUIDE TO LAUNCHING LITERACY STATIONS
BONUS: TICKET TO WORD WORK LIVE MINI-WORKSHOP
BONUS: BACK TO SCHOOL READ ALOUDS

Two Monthly
Payments

Lifetime Access

$58/per month
25 STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO TUTORIALS
93 PRINTABLES
WORKSHOP WORKBOOK
7 HOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE
BONUS: A SUPPORTIVE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY
BONUS: VIRTUAL GUIDED READING WORKSHOP
BONUS: A QUICKSTART GUIDE TO LAUNCHING LITERACY STATIONS
BONUS: TICKET TO WORD WORK LIVE MINI-WORKSHOP
BONUS: BACK TO SCHOOL READ ALOUDS

One Time
Payment

Most Popular | Lifetime Access

$97
25 STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO TUTORIALS
93 PRINTABLES
WORKSHOP WORKBOOK
7 HOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE
BONUS: A SUPPORTIVE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY
BONUS: VIRTUAL GUIDED READING WORKSHOP
BONUS: A QUICKSTART GUIDE TO LAUNCHING LITERACY STATIONS
BONUS: TICKET TO WORD WORK LIVE MINI-WORKSHOP
BONUS: BACK TO SCHOOL READ ALOUDS

Can’t wait to see you inside, friend!

Amanda

RETHINKING GUIDED READING

25 STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO TUTORIALS ($129 value)

93 PRINTABLES ($29 value)

WORKSHOP WORKBOOK ($19 value)

7 HOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE (PRICELESS)

BONUS: SUPPORTIVE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY ($49 value)

BONUS: VIRTUAL GUIDED READING WORKSHOP ($23 value)

BONUS: A QUICK START GUIDE TO LAUNCHING LITERACY STATIONS ($15 value)

BONUS: TICKET TO WORD WORK LIVE MINI-WORKSHOP ($29 value)

BONUS: BACK TO SCHOOL READ ALOUDS ($7 value)

Total: $300 $97

Which type of professional development interests you?

Select your payment plan.

Threee Monthly
Payments

Lifetime Access

$40/per month
25 STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO TUTORIALS
93 PRINTABLES
WORKSHOP WORKBOOK
BONUS: SUPPORTIVE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY
BONUS: VIRTUAL GUIDED READING MINI-WORKSHOP
BONUS: A QUICK START GUIDE TO LAUNCHING LITERACY STATIONS
BONUS: TICKET TO WORD WORK LIVE MINI-WORKSHOP
BONUS: BACK TO SCHOOL READ ALOUD LESSONS

Two Monthly
Payments

Lifetime Access

$58/per month
25 STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO TUTORIALS
93 PRINTABLES
WORKSHOP WORKBOOK
BONUS: SUPPORTIVE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY
BONUS: VIRTUAL GUIDED READING MINI-WORKSHOP
BONUS: A QUICK START GUIDE TO LAUNCHING LITERACY STATIONS
BONUS: TICKET TO WORD WORK LIVE MINI-WORKSHOP
BONUS: BACK TO SCHOOL READ ALOUD LESSONS

One Time
Payment

Most Popular | Lifetime Access

$97
25 STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO TUTORIALS
93 PRINTABLES
WORKSHOP WORKBOOK
BONUS: SUPPORTIVE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY
BONUS: VIRTUAL GUIDED READING MINI-WORKSHOP
BONUS: A QUICK START GUIDE TO LAUNCHING LITERACY STATIONS
BONUS: TICKET TO WORD WORK LIVE MINI-WORKSHOP
BONUS: BACK TO SCHOOL READ ALOUD LESSONS

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If you have a question that isn’t covered in the FAQ section, please reach out!  I’d be happy to answer and or clarify something for you.