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Guided Reading

Guided Reading assures that children are, every day, reading a text that is within their control.
Administrator: kzwalters Created: 01/15/2010 Last Activity: 02/24/2010

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    S.Birnbaum
    We have so many members in this group and so few resources. What are some of the resources that you would like to see?
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    baysmom04
    I just got that book too! I love that it really gives me direction. The layout of the lessons is so user friendly. Great resource!
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    katherineberger
    Hello: I am using a books titled "The Reading Teacher's Plan Book" Vol 1 and 2 by Marjorie Conrad,and "The Next Step in Guiding Reading". (Sorry forgot the author but it is published by Scholastic.) All of these books have excellent activities to use during a guided reading lesson. Once you have the activities made your good to go! I plan on completing the remaining ones during the summer.
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    S.Birnbaum
    Woo hoo! 10 new resources added this month. Good job members!
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    wiseguys1
    Make sure to check out my guided reading hits, tips, strategies and more at the below link. http://teachershare.scholastic... Guided reading has really helped my students improve their reading levels. I have been a intermediate teacher for the past 11 years and my students have always maintained 90% proficiency or higher on the state tests. I contribute this a lot to the format of guided reading.
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    wiseguys1
    I have found that using sticky notes for reading strategies can sometimes be fun as well. For example, if a student comes to a difficult vocabulary word on a page, they can use a yellow sticky note and place it on the page. I just have the student write the word and page number on the sticky note in case the sticky note falls off. If we are working on the prediction strategy, I may have the students use a pink sticky note at the end of a chapter in which they would write a prediction as to what happens next. Then we would discuss that in guided reading groups. The kids love being able to "mark" their books and they look pretty cool by the end of the novels with sticky notes sticking out all over the place!
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    S.Birnbaum
    Thanks for the lesson plan! Do you have any tricks you want to share with the group?
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    mryan84
    Hi! I'm an after-school teacher and am looking for ways to bring guided reading to our program. I work with children K-7, and spend homework time with students in grades 2-7. I'm looking for suggestions on how to integrate a normal reading period into our program for these older children. We stress cognitively-stimulating activities, but the kids are wary of anything that seems too much like school. I'd love some ideas. Thanks!
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    mryan84
    Yes, we have both older and younger kids at the same time in our program. At the moment, we have story time for the younger kids (K-1) built into their homework time. Unfortunately, we have no story time for the older children because they require more homework time. The children in our district are expected to read at least 20 min. a night for homework, so we do try to build it in that way. I would love to have the older kids read with the younger ones.
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    S.Birnbaum
    Great question. Do you have the older and the younger kids with you at the same time after school? Do the older kids "mentor" the younger ones in reading?
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    carlisc
    What are some of the most effective ways you've incorporated guided reading into a 3rd-5th grade reading class?
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    wiseguys1
    I try to pick books that are current, at the appropriate reading level of my groups of students, and develop strategy guides for each book that the students can complete at their desk when we are not meeting in guided reading groups. The key is to get your students motivated to read the books that you have for them. That is why I like to read current, popular books. I love the scholastic book wizard website. It is great to find the reading levels of so many books.
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    S.Birnbaum
    If you had to pick one book that lends itself really well for guided reading, which one would it be? And why?
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    wiseguys1
    Wow! I can't pick one. That is impossible. When I do guided reading with my students, I try to pick themes or genres. One of my favorites is historical fiction. I use The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg for the high group, Al Capone Does My Shirts for the middle, and Little House in the Big Woods for the low group. I have guides for each book that I use in which the students can practice strategies and do fun activities related to the book.
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    S.Birnbaum
    Let's start talking about guided reading with some success stories. What was your best lesson plan and why did it work so well?
  1. Bridge to Terabithia Reading Comprehension Activity Guide
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    Grade:
    3-5
    Subjects:
    Reading and Language Arts
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    Summary:
    This is a reading comprehension activity guide and answer key for Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson. It contains 46 pages.
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    wiseguys1
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  2. Hoot: Free Graphic Organizer
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    Graphic Organizer 
    Grade:
    6-8
    Subjects:
    Reading and Language Arts
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    Summary:
    This graphic organizer--Will the Real Beatrice Please Stand Up?--is a character analysis.
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    Whiznut
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  3. Rules by Cynthia Lord Reading Questions, Activities, Projects, Vocabulary, and More!
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    Grade:
    4-5
    Subjects:
    Reading and Language Arts
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    Summary:
    The download is a description of the teaching unit I use for the novel. My students love the book and the activities that go along with it.
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    wiseguys1
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  4. The Ultimate Guided Reading Resource for Intermediate Grades: Activities, Worksheets based on Popular Novels!
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    Lesson Plan 
    Grade:
    3-5
    Subjects:
    Reading and Language Arts
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    Summary:
    Is it hard to find novels that your students are interested in? Do you struggle with creating meaningful activities for novels that you teach?
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    wiseguys1
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  5. Guided Reading Questions
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    Practice 
    Grade:
    3-5
    Subjects:
    Reading and Language Arts
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    Summary:
    This is a list of questions that can be asked during guided reading time in small groups, with partners, etc.
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    juliejennings1970
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    Diana_gadus
    Location:
    TOLEDO, OH 
    Grade:
    7 to 8 
    Subject:
    Math, Character and Values, Reading and Language Arts, Holidays and Seasonal Themes, Interdisciplinary 
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    GARFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 
    District:
    Toledo City Schools
    Class Size:
    10 to 30 
    Geographic Profile:
    Urban 
    Experience:
    More than 10 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Master of Education
  2. googoogal2006
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    K to K 
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  3. AEmma22@gmail.com
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    Location:
    WENONAH, NJ 
    Grade:
    2 to 5 
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    School:
    OAK VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 
  4. candre@mvoc.us
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    Location:
    YOUNGSTOWN, OH 
    Grade:
    9 to 12 
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    School:
    MAHONING VALLEY OPPORTUNITY CT 
  5. BrownLS
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    Location:
    CHICAGO, IL 
    Grade:
    5 to 5 
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    School:
    NICHOLSON MATH SCI ELEM SCH