Guided Reading is a key component to literacy instruction in any
primary classroom. It typically looks like the teacher working with a
small, differentiated group of students... small group meaning anywhere
from 2-6 students.
The goal of these small groups is for the students to eventually use the reading strategies we are teaching them independently to read fluently.
How in the world do I plan for all of this?
Reading A-Z. A-to-the-men.
Since our Life Skills curriculum is the "TEKS" (Texas State Standards), we don't have a specific set of books or guides to go from for each week... literally nothing. And when you have students in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade, it gets overwhelming REALLY fast.
Before Reading A-Z, I really don't even remember how I survived planning for each week. After purchasing a year subscription to Reading A-Z? As of right now, I am planned for 3 weeks ahead of time for our Reading Block... for all of my reading groups.
Well I'm so glad you asked, let me show you in a replay of a Periscope video I recently did:
Do you use Reading A-Z? How do you differentiate reading groups?