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In this blog, Alison Dawkins takes a look at the ways in which guided reading is organised and shares some reflections on the benefits of guiding reading in groups. To explore some earlier ideas from Alison in relation to streamlining the more traditional reading carousel, you may want to read Guided Reading – Where next?
I recently updated my Guided Reading Binderand wanted (and desperately needed) a new guided reading form to keep more organized and teacher-friendly reading notes. I found that keeping individual papers for each student on each book was too tedious and took up too much paper/time.
To help, I made a new guided reading template which I have been using to take daily guided reading notes on individual students as a group. These notes are on the same page as the entire guided reading group. This enables me to use ONE page per week per group. The best part though is no more shuffling through papers trying to find the right student’s paper. Or keeping my bulky student data binder at on my guided reading table at all times. I still keep a larger guided reading binder with tabs for each student for running records, but it just wasn’t practical for me to use this on a daily basis at my table.
Using the Guided Reading Notes Form
I complete one page per week for each of my guided reading groups. I will fill in the week, the group number, title of book, and level. Then I will record my goal for that week’s group. The goal can be to read a certain amount of pages or the goal could be more focused on a reading skill, such as improving fluency. I will also record the specific strategy that the group will be focusing on that week.
As the week progresses, I record the daily anecdotal notes as the students read to me and as we discuss the book we are reading as a group. I use this almost as a mini running record and record miscues and notes about the students’ fluency and comprehension. I record the date and then the notes beside the date. I can usually fit an entire week’s worth of notes in one box.
What if you still want individual guided reading notes separated by students?Streets of rage download for pc. Easy! Once a week or every other week, I take a look at the students’ notes and record a 1-2 sentence summary on their individual reading notes page. This extra step holds me accountable for reflecting on my students’ continued progress and planning for next steps.
Download the Guided Reading Notes Template Here!
What Is Guided Reading
Do you think this might be helpful for you to use when taking guided reading notes? Click here or on the image to download the guided reading template.
My Guided Reading
To read more about how I teach reading and more posts about guided reading, click on the links below.
My Guided Readers
Guided Reading Process