I am sure there are probably some related threads on here about this, but I didn't really find what I was looking for, so I decided to post new. Anyway, I am teaching second grade this year, and at least 1/2 of my class cannot read on grade level. I am wanting to do guided reading groups, but as of right now as a grade level we have decided to do traditional whole group reading from the basal. I just feel like I am doing my kids a dis-service by making them read on a second grade level if they don't have the foundation to be sucessful. I have pretty much decided that I am going to squeeze in reading groups as well as continuing with the other. I need tips and advice on how to make it work. Thanks!