Sunday, March 15, 2015

Guided Reading 101: Organization and Scheduling FREEBIE


Hi there, friends!  Ashley here from One Sharp Bunch.  Do you struggle with how to organize your guided reading block?  Head on over to my blog to take a look at how I organize my guided reading activities and tackle guided reading in our Kindergarten classroom!  Don’t forget to grab the FREE guided reading lesson plan template and guided reading schedule!

Do you struggle with how to organize your guided reading block?  Come take a look at how this Kindergarten teacher organizes her guided reading activities and tackles guided reading in her Kindergarten classroom!  Don’t forget to grab the FREE guided reading lesson plan template and guided reading schedule!



20 comments:

  1. I love your table! I only trapezoid tables, but I have only 2 for my table. Unfortunately, they are on the smaller size and only 1 chair can fit at each one. So I can have just 2 kiddos at a time.

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    1. Hi, Lee Ann! The table was actually a hexagon table meant for computers. Our maintenance team cut it in half and added rubber trim around the edge. We are quite the resourceful bunch!

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  2. Thanks for sharing your guided reading organization and schedule. I wish my area was as organized and cute as yours. I'm a bit green with envy right now. My bookshelf behind my reading table is always a hot mess.
    Cheryl
    KinderIrick

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    1. Don't let the picture fool you, Cheryl! It is a hot mess on a daily basis, but I try to be good about reorganizing before I leave for the day. Thank you for your sweet comments!

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  3. These are great! Would you be willing to share a photo of each page filled out? I am very visual and it would help me out so much.

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    1. Hi, Kyrstyn! I will try to snap some pictures at school this week. If you shoot me an email, I can send them to you (onesharpbunch@gmail.com).

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    2. I am very interested in taking a look at this too :)

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    3. I would be interested too, to see it. Thanks!

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    4. just found your site and your blog is great. I would also love to see a visual..

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  4. Thank you for sharing your guided reading plan with us, I love your style! How many books do you read per group per week? I ask because my school is very rigid and says that we absolutely need to meet with all of our groups daily with a new book every day. That means 5 books per group per week=20 books a week! I had a discussion with my admin about my issues with a new book a day, but I was curious about what other people do in their groups.

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    1. Hi, Allyson! That's an awful lot of books. I use the same book for the week. Each day we complete an new reading activity. The first day is always a picture walk and predictions. On day two, we practice our focus reading strategy and make a connection. On day three, we focus on an instructional point within the book. It might be sight words, super e words, a particular vowel team... whatever the text lends itself to. During the last couple of days, we focus on comprehension. For my higher groups that only meet with me two or three times per week, I will combine some of these activities. So to answer your question, my low group reads the same book for five days (although I might change up the activities if I find they are doing well with the text), my low-med and medium groups read the same book for three days, my high-med and high groups read the same book for two days. I don't necessarily think there is a right or wrong approach. It's just that I like to focus on a number of skills while using that book! Good luck!

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  6. Ashley,
    Thanks so much for sharing your guided reading schedule with us. I had been meeting with each group each day, but recently switched to a plan much like your own (so there is time for other subjects in the day!). I love seeing all of your tracking tools- I am definitely going to order some of those finger lights! Thanks for sharing!

    Stephanie
    First Grade Bangs

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie! I am glad you enjoy your new guided reading schedule! Oh, and the finger lights are our fave too!

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  7. I'm new to all this technology I'm not sure if I posted my previous comment, sorry if I repeat myself. Can you tell me more about your cool down activities for guided reading?

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  8. I love the GR schedule sheet but I am not able to edit it. Am I doing something wrong? Or is it just not editable.

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  9. Thanks for sharing your schedule and lesson plans. I would love an editable version. Is it available on TPT?

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  10. Thanks for sharing your schedule and lesson plans. I would love an editable version. Is it available on TPT?

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