Our goal as teachers is to improve the reading level of all students in our classroom. By using guided reading, you can be assured your students will see growth. Guided Reading allows you to work with your students in small groups to help improve their reading comprehension and fluency. This Guided Reading resource will help the teacher know exactly what skills to teach on each of the Fountas and Pinnell reading levels.
What are the components of Guided Reading?
Each guided reading lesson includes 6 basic steps.
The teacher introduces the book to be read during the first step. Teachers go over any tricky words and review the student's background knowledge.
Students read the book during step two. They whisper and read the text silently as the teacher takes anecdotal notes.
Talking about the texts and having conversations with students about what was just read is the third step.
The fourth step is the teaching objective. This is when the teacher reinforces the skill being taught with “I Can” statements.
Word work gives the teacher the ability to reinforce and support words and is the fifth step.
The final step is an assessment assignment. Students use a graphic organizer to apply the skill just taught to their own reading.
What's included in Guided Reading?
- A detailed description of each of the steps is provided in a guided reading lesson.
- A reproducible lesson plan form to use for guided reading.
- A list of objectives students should be able to complete independently at each level (this is a good list to consider when deciding if a student should move from one level to the next).
- 36-40 reading comprehension (fiction and nonfiction) and word work objectives that are appropriate for each specific reading level.
- Objective lists for fiction and nonfiction texts.
- “I Can” statements for each objective.
- Every Reading Informational, Reading Literature, and Reading Foundational standard is linked to more than one objective.
- 3-4 Suggested question prompts for each objective.
- Well over 100 Printable graphic organizers for teachers to easily assess students.
- Guided reading table cards with ‘I Can…’ statements, CCSS, and prompting questions in both color and black and white.
How should I plan for Guided Reading?
Please refer to this blog post: 9 Essential Questions When Planning for Guided Reading
What do I use for resources?
This product allows you to use your own guided reading books from school. The books are not included in this bundle. They are meant to be used with any book. If you do not have guided reading books at your school, one option that teachers use is the Reading Intervention Program. This blog post shows how to incorporate the two resources: How to Use Interventions in Guided Reading.
Below is an example of a graphic organizer about the setting. The story, The Tower Fell, is from the Genre Passages listed below.
What Reading Levels are Included?
Guided Reading is available in Fountas and Pinnell reading levels A-Z. This conversion chart helps those not familiar with Fountas and Pinnell.
You can purchase the level that you need individually, or bundle the levels for even more savings! Check out my TpT store on guided reading here: