Hello teachers, I teach 1st grade and I have some questions regarding guided reading. How do you all set up your guided reading and how long is your guided reading time? I know its January but I still can not get a good grip on guided reading. I feel like its chaotic, noisy, and many of the students are off task. I can't really focus on my small group due to the consistent off task behavior. What I have started to do is review the rules again for guided reading. And implement better planning to ensure that students are on task. And sorry to say I have used "worksheets" because it just seemed like the easier option at times. And also how often do you progress monitor your struggling readers? How often do you meet with them and what interventions have you used? I have a handful of students who may be potential hold-overs. I really need to get a step on pushing my struggling readers but I feel guilty having take instructional time to re-teach routines that should have been in place since October. I'm just curious as to what you all do. At our school, we have a 90 minute reading block which to me is not a lot of time. I really need to make sure I use the time effectively. All or any suggestions would be appreciated!