This no prep bundle has everything that you need to teach small group guided reading lessons. It is available both in digital form and in print making it easy to use. The stories are included with each lesson, so no more guesswork trying to figure out what reading books to use. The differentiated lessons focus on a specific reading skill allowing the teacher to target the reading comprehension skills based on the students' needs.
With these differentiated guided reading lessons you will no longer:
- Hunt for leveled guided reading books (differentiated stories and NF texts provided)
- Plan out what you will do in the introduction (suggested language and teaching points included)
- Think of questions for after reading (2 open-ended questions ready to go for each lesson)
- Plan to teach a targeted skill (3 questions to teach a specific skill are ready for you)
- Prep for word work activities (a complete word work chart is provided for each lesson)
- Plan a follow-up activity (independent practice pages are ready after each lesson)
You'll be able to simply grab the one-page lesson and start your group!!! GRAB THE LESSON AND GO!
What is included in each set?
- 6 complete guided reading lessons for teaching a specific reading skill. See the detailed small group lesson summary page for more information.
- IMPORTANT: There are two passages. One fiction and one nonfiction. The passages are adjusted to be used in 3 levels. At each level the word work, vocabulary, and text complexity changes. The reading levels are: Basic (grades 1-2), Average (grades 3-4), Advanced (grades 5-6). See the differentiation code page for more.
- Small group summary lesson page.
- Detailed description with time suggestions for each of the 6 small group steps.
- Teacher strategy guide for differentiating within each lesson.
- A complete teacher page for each lesson.
- 2 student pages for each lesson.
- Digital and printable (black and white) formats included.
- ANSWER KEYS!
How are the lessons broken down?
*** There is one fiction and one nonfiction passage that is adapted for each lesson.
- Lesson 1: The basic level fiction text
- Lesson 2: The average level fiction text
- Lesson 3: The advanced level fiction text
- Lesson 4: The basic level nonfiction text
- Lesson 5: The average level nonfiction text
- Lesson 6: The advanced level nonfiction text
How are the lessons different?
- Each lesson comes with a completely different set of tier 2 vocabulary focus words.
- It also includes a completely separate word work focus.
- The questions for focusing on the comprehension skill in step 4 are different for the advanced level.
- The passage changes in each of the three levels, adding sentence complexity, multi-meaning words, and figurative language, along with new vocabulary.
Use differentiated texts with the same students!
Are you unsure whether your students are really reading or simply trying to memorize words?
- The 2 passages (1 F, 1 NF) are specifically designed to answer this question!
- Begin with lesson 1 or 4 (the basic level). Have students read the passage after the introduction and complete the lesson.
- Use lesson 2 or 5 (the average level) with the same group. This may be the next day, week, or months later. Choose a reading format for step 2. This may be different than your first time reading.
- Because the tier 2 vocabulary and the complexity of the text changes, students will be forced to adjust their reading. Yes, the text is about 80% the same, but they will have to show that they can adapt to the changes when they reread the new version. There is POWER in rereading!
- When students are strong enough readers, try out lesson 3 or 6 (the advanced levels) with the group. It may be teacher-led reading, but the thinking after the new version of the text, the comprehension focus, and the new tier 2 vocabulary discussion will be even richer.
Click on the pictures to purchase the bundles or buy individual sets by clicking on the links below
- CAUSE AND EFFECT
- CHARACTER TRAITS
- CONTEXT CLUES
- MAIN IDEA AND DETAILS
- PROBLEM AND SOLUTION
- TEXT EVIDENCE
- Asking Questions Before, During, and After Reading
- Drawing Conclusions
- Fact and Opinion
- Figurative Language
- Mood and Tone
- Point of View
- Story Elements
See this blog post for use in middle school: How to Fit Reading Interventions into Your Middle School Routine