Guided Reading

Creative teacher ideas and activities to teach guided reading.

Teach Junkie: Teaching Common Core Non-Fiction - 3 Tips

Teaching Common Core Non-Fiction – 3 Tips

Reading lots of non-fiction books comes along with Common Core territory. You’ll find that these non-fiction ideas wills help you cover common core standards in the primary grades in thematic units, guided reading and literacy centers. I’ve also found a great set of non-fiction text feature posters that should help your students better navigate non-fiction. …

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Guided Reading Snapshot Assessments - quick assessment for guided reading

Guided Reading “Snapshot” Assessments

I’ve found it really helpful to do guided reading “snapshots” throughout the year. My students are assessed using running records, tests from our reading programs, and other informal assessments. However, sometimes I just want a quick assessment that’s performance-based and easy to use. Sometimes I feel like I don’t get enough real information from reading …

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Guided Reading Goal Setting Bookmarks {printable}

Guided Reading Goal Setting Bookmarks {printable}

Have you ever wanted a fun and easy way to keep track of accuracy, fluency and comprehension goals for your students? What about needing reminders to help students stay focused on their goals? Let me introduce you to Allie Accuracy Alligator, Cody Comprehension Cub and Fran Fluency Fish… they can help you and be your …

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Sight Words Scavenger Hunt - Teach Junkie

Sight Words Scavenger Hunt

Take your students on a sight words scavenger hunt. Here is a guided reading group lesson idea to help teach spelling patterns in text. Helping students learn spelling patterns, like silent e or oo as in boot can help them learn to decode and attempt using word attack strategies on their own. By using guided …

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Time Saving Reading Comprehension Bookmarks - Teach Junkie

Time Saving Reading Comprehension Bookmarks

When reading is happening in your classroom, encourage reading comprehension with these bookmark reading record rings. Here is a free set of reading comprehension bookmarks that double as reading records. How? Students use the bookmarks to take notes during reading and simply add the hole-punched bookmark to a ring, creating a record of what they’ve …

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Clever and Unique Emergent Reader Binding Trick - Teach Junkie

Clever and Unique Emergent Reader Hack

Do you create lots of printable emergent reader books for your classroom? Here is a clever and unique teacher hack for making those books last longer. You’ll love the idea of using duct tape in bright, bold colors to create a binding for printable books, like used in guided reading. The benefits go beyond making …

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Organized Guided Reading Binder - Teach Junkie

Get Organized! Guided Reading Binder in 4 Steps

Creating binders to hold your lesson plans can help keep you organized. Here’s a tutorial to create an organized guided reading binder in four steps. You’ll like the tips on how to¬†select the right options that’ll meet your needs for lesson planning. If you teach reading in small groups, then a binder may just help …

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3 Kindergarten St. Patrick's Day Sight Word Games

3 Kindergarten St. Patrick’s Day Sight Word Games

Teaching kindergarten students how to read with sight word games! Here are three St. Patrick’s Day themed sight word games that can help teach students to learn how to read. Teaching the beginning words that young readers will see most often is important. Students can get fun practice by playing sight word games and games …

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Kid Friendly Syllable Rules - Teach Junkie

Decoding with Syllables: Free Poster

Teach decoding with syllable rules. Sometimes students need extra decoding strategies to see understand how words are formed and read. Here is a free syllable rules poster that shows 6 tips students can use to decode words using knowledge of syllables. General Rules for Decoding with Syllables There are 6 ways young readers in first …

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5 Quick Reading Tips and Fun Ideas

5 Quick Reading Tips and Fun Ideas

Reading for comprehension and building reading fluency are two major goals in most classrooms. Here are 5 quick reading tips that will help you make reading fun while working on developing reading for comprehension skills and reading fluency. These are designed for elementary grades, but look closely and think creatively so you can apply them …

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