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Names/Guided Reading Group:________________________________________________________

Book: ________________________________________ Level: ___________ Date: ______________

Before Reading

GUIDED READING

1 Warm Up
Reading

Students: Read from independent book boxes


or reread book or section from previous guided
reading session.

2 Prepare for
Reading

Teacher builds background knowledge that may be needed for the book through questions, pictures,
and/or objects.

Early Readers (Levels A-G):

Transitional (Levels H-L):

Self-Extending (Levels M-Z):

Title/CoverPredictions
Sight WordsPoint out 1
or 2 high frequency words
that are in the book
Vocabulary
WordsIntroduce 1-2
new/important words
May include a picture walk

State the purpose for reading the book. Focus on a reading strategy or skill that has already
been taught in whole class minilesson or in a previous guided reading minilesson. Conduct a
brief review, if necessary.
When you read today, I want you to.

Introduce Book

4 Minilesson

5 Establish
Purpose/Focus

Title/Chapter
TitlePredictions

Vocabulary
WordsIntroduce 1-2

new/important words

If continuing reading, give


a brief summary of

previous section(s)

Sample a couple pictures


in book/section
3-5 minutes on strategies or skills related to book

During Reading

6 Independent
Reading

After Reading

7 Discussion and
Comprehension

8 Extension
Activity

Teacher: Gets rest of class settled doing


literacy centers and gathers materials needed for
guided reading group.

Brief summary of previous


sections and then an
overview or provocative
intro such as Lets read to
find out if for the next
section.

Students:
Teacher:

Early: Whisper read the whole book 1-2


Monitors student reading by listening to each
child read. Teacher may ask student to read a
times as the teacher listens and prompts
students as needed (5 minutes)
section orally to check for strategy use, fluency,

Transitional: Silently read the assigned


and comprehension.
section(s) as the teacher taps in to listen
to each child read and prompts as needed
(8 minutes)

Self-Extending: Reads independently at


their desks, taking notes, writing reflections
or noting strategies used. (15-30 minutes)

Early: 1-2 minutes for collective retelling and questions

Transitional: 2-3 minutes for collecting retelling and questions

Self-extending: 10 minutes to reconvene group and discuss section

Example Questions:
1. What happened in this story/section?
2. One comprehension question specifically related to book.
3. One question that asks students to make a connection with the book.

Using literature response journals (may be guided or independent practice depending on age
and needs of group)
o Writing/response (drawing a picture for younger, writing for older)
o Graphic organizer
o Word work
o Vocabulary

Names/Guided Reading Group:_________________________________________________________


Book: ________________________________________ Level: ___________ Date: ______________

Before Reading

GUIDED READING

1 Warm Up
Reading

Students: Read from independent book boxes


or reread book or section from previous guided
reading session.

2 Prepare for
Reading

Teacher builds background knowledge that may be needed for the book through questions, pictures,
and/or objects.

Early Readers (Levels A-G):

Transitional (Levels H-L):

Self-Extending (Levels M-Z):

Title/CoverPredictions
Sight WordsPoint out 1
or 2 high frequency words
that are in the book
Vocabulary
WordsIntroduce 1-2
new/important words
May include a picture walk

State the purpose for reading the book. Focus on a reading strategy or skill that has already
been taught in whole class minilesson or in a previous guided reading minilesson. Conduct a
brief review, if necessary.
When you read today, I want you to.

Introduce Book

4 Minilesson

5 Establish
Purpose/Focus

Title/Chapter
TitlePredictions

Vocabulary
WordsIntroduce 1-2

new/important words

If continuing reading, give


a brief summary of

previous section(s)

Sample a couple pictures


in book/section
3-5 minutes on strategies or skills related to book

During Reading

6 Independent
Reading

After Reading

7 Discussion and
Comprehension

8 Extension
Activity

Teacher: Gets rest of class settled doing


literacy centers and gathers materials needed for
guided reading group.

Brief summary of previous


sections and then an
overview or provocative
intro such as Lets read to
find out if for the next
section.

Students:
Teacher:

Early: Whisper read the whole book 1-2


Monitors student reading by listening to each
child read. Teacher may ask student to read a
times as the teacher listens and prompts
students as needed (5 minutes)
section orally to check for strategy use, fluency,

Transitional: Silently read the assigned


and comprehension.
section(s) as the teacher taps in to listen
to each child read and prompts as needed
(8 minutes)

Self-Extending: Reads independently at


their desks, taking notes, writing reflections
or noting strategies used. (15-30 minutes)

Early: 1-2 minutes for collective retelling and questions

Transitional: 2-3 minutes for collecting retelling and questions

Self-extending: 10 minutes to reconvene group and discuss section

Example Questions:
4. What happened in this story/section?
5. One comprehension question specifically related to book.
6. One question that asks students to make a connection with the book.

Using literature response journals (may be guided or independent practice depending on age
and needs of group)
o Writing/response (drawing a picture for younger, writing for older)
o Graphic organizer
o Word work
o Vocabulary