Blog - Guided Readers

Rigor in the Classroom – 7 Strategies for Success

“Why did the chicken cross the road?” That’s one of the first jokes children learn; and I love seeing the twinkle in a child’s eye as they tell it for the first time. And it’s not just the chicken joke; there are a thousand other knock-knock jokes based on the premise that some questions have …

Rigor in the Classroom – 7 Strategies for Success Read More »

Read More

Creating Classroom Rules & Procedures: Who’s in Charge Here?

Have you ever thought about the one thing veteran educators and first year teachers have in common with Pre-K students and doctoral candidates? I’ll save you the suspense and just cut to the chase: They’re all humans. Yep! Newsflash: WE are all humans. And as a human condition, each of us wants to do what …

Creating Classroom Rules & Procedures: Who’s in Charge Here? Read More »

Read More

Informational Text Reading Strategies

As teachers in the primary grades, we love fairy tales and funny stories: mostly because the kiddos in our classrooms love reading them! Although those fictional favorites have an important place and are fantastic vehicles for teaching children to read, our kiddos also need to encounter informational non-fiction texts. Let’s take a look at how we …

Informational Text Reading Strategies Read More »

Read More

Teaching Emergent Readers in Guided Reading

Emergent readers — ya gotta love ’em, and ya gotta teach ’em to read! It’s more than just a job–it’s our privilege to open the door of literacy. We get to be the ones to introduce these kiddos to the joys of reading! So let’s take a quick look at how to effectively scaffold & …

Teaching Emergent Readers in Guided Reading Read More »

Read More
Literacy Center signs

Literacy Centers – Easy Tips for Success

Literacy Centers – ABCs & 123s for Active Learners & Busy Bees… Literacy centers are a vital part of the success of my Guided Reading program. While I’m teaching students in a Guided Reading group, the other kiddos in the class are actively involved in learning! Want some tips on how to effectively use literacy …

Literacy Centers – Easy Tips for Success Read More »

Read More

Guided Reading Questions to Prompt Discussion

When you’re guiding a discussion during Guided Reading small group, do you ever have that feeling like you’re stuck in a hospital elevator that’s stopping on every floor? It’s quiet (except for that cheesy elevator music), and all eyes are focused straight ahead on those shiny metal doors. Meaningful conversations and deep discussions are rare …

Guided Reading Questions to Prompt Discussion Read More »

Read More
Scroll to Top