Guided reading is an approach to literacy instruction that teachers at our school have been working hard to understand and implement in their classrooms. We did a ton of work and thinking with this strategy last year in PD and continue to build on and refine our understandings this year.
Below is an infographic I created to summarize the WHAT, WHY, and HOW of guided reading in a visually friendly way. As an educator I’m all about using visuals to help make sense of tricky topics or ideas. Infographics allow you to “tell a story” with graphics and information. This happens to be my first one and I have to say it was super fun to make! I hope it helps you make sense of guided reading.
Below the infographic I have included a video of a guided reading lesson, accompanying lesson plan, and guided reading planning template.
Thanks for reading and Happy Thanksgiving!
This is a video we used as a model of quality guided reading instruction during a recent PD. Thanks Becky for letting us learn from you!
Here is a link to Becky’s lesson plan if you would like to give it a go (Becky’s Lesson Plan)! This lesson is suited for J level readers.