Living the Life of a Reader and Writer
Jennifer Myers
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Guided Reading Group

Guided reading group re-reads a book, Myers does a running record for a student, and then the whole group reads a new book.

My guided reading groups always follow the same structure and time frame (they typically last fifteen minutes each). The structure is as follows: Students reread a familiar book while I take a running record for assessment, a new book is introduced by me with vocabulary development, students practice reading it on their own, (while I listen to them read I leave each student with a teaching point) and then the whole group comes back together to discuss a strategy or skill I think they would all benefit on working on. Guided reading is important because it allows for differentiation in the classroom. Through guided reading, I am able to meet the levels of all of my readers.

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