Guided reading strategy called "Say Something" allows teachers to see how students are thinking about their texts. Additionally, it provides students w/a tool to help them express their ideas about reading in meaningful ways.
What happens when you put fairy tale characters in the HOT SEAT? They have to defend themselves! Using character traits of well known fairy tale characters, students take on the persona of the character while being questioned by other students. The student must respond in character and defend his/her character traits. Lots of fun and a great way to analyze character traits and motivation. Check out this paid resource!
Daily 5 interactive notebook FREEBIE! 2 pages for each of the Daily 5 Activities: Read to Self, Listen to Reading, Buddy Reading (Read with someone), Word work and Work on Writing! From Tina's Teaching Treasures
Free CVC Close Reading Passage Close reading is such an important skill for students to learn that I like to introduce the concept as soon as possible after students begin to read. Going back to the text to show where information is found is something that even beginning readers can master with a little practice! Visit my blog HEREto try this passage for FREE! Close Reading CVC CVC activities free Mrs. Thompson's Treasures reading comprehension
Perfect for Guided Reading - it will simplify your life! This is more than a set of comprehension questions. Each card also has student "look fors" so you can guide your students or be aware of what your students should be thinking or saying. 36 cards in all covering 8 reading comprehension strategies.
6 Famous Figures You Never Knew Were Architecture Buffs: Ever wonder what your favorite musicians, actors, and politicians would have done had their careers never taken off? These surprising icons all considered becoming architects.
***FREE*** Download these resources to make some fun activities for flannel boards, magnetic boards, and other group teaching props. I have also included b/w versions so the children can make the characters themselves.
These lesson plans were created based on the professional book, The Next Step in Guided Reading by Jan Richardson. There is a 2 page lesson plan for each developmental stage of reading that will enable you to be more intentional in your teaching and better meet the needs of your students.