• What is Guided Reading?

    (from readwritethink.org)

    Guided reading gives teachers the opportunity to observe students as they read from texts at their instructional reading levels.

    Objective: to help students develop strategies to apply independently


    Guided reading is subject to many interpretations, but Burkins & Croft (2010) identify these common elements:

    • Working with small groups
    • Matching student reading ability to text levels
    • Giving everyone in the group the same text
    • Introducing the text
    • Listening to individuals read
    • Prompting students to integrate their reading processes
    • Engaging students in conversations about the text

    Burkins, J.M., & Croft, M.M. (2010). Preventing misguided reading: New strategies for guided reading teachers. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

    Clay, M. (1994). Reading Recovery: A guidebook for teachers in training. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

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Guided Reading Essential Questions
Guided Reading Objectives