Guided Reading: What to teach?

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  1. Haley Kraemer

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    Okay, so I understand the management of guided reading and the structure of each guided reading lesson. How do I choose a focus? How long should I stay on a particular skill? A week? Until they have mastered it? I plan to use Jan Bengal's benchmark assessment. What do I consider when making this decision? And how do I collect this data initially at the beginning of the school year? As a first year teacher, is there a suggested year long plan I can follow until I get the hang of it?
     
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    You should stick with the skill until your students can demonstrate mastery. I'm not familiar with that benchmark assessment, but if they have a pre-assess, I'd begin with that. Your district may also have district assessments they administer that can be used for beginning of year data.
     
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    What grade will you be teaching?
    Your curriculum should give you topics to focus on.
    I use end of year data from the previous year and our district also uses iReady and Aimsweb for data. Sometimes I will do a DRA if I need to check a few students in depth.
     
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    What grade will you be teaching?
    Your curriculum should give you topics to focus on.
    I use end of year data from the previous year and our district also uses iReady and Aimsweb for data. Sometimes I will do a DRA if I need to check a few students in depth.
     
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    Yikes! What grade are you teaching? I hope there is some sort of curriculum in place for you already. I use the basal series my district uses as a guide. I have read and re-read Jan Richardson's Guided Reading book and also there is the book by Debbie Diller, Making the Most of Small Groups. I hope that helps!
     
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  7. Jen Bradshaw

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    Jul 24, 2016

    First I want to tell you that we have all been where you are. It gets so much easier!!! :):) Look at your data...always the data. Your district will probably require a specific test at the beginning of the year. I look at the test results and then decide what my kiddos need most. I work on a skill until it is mastered, but of course adding in additional skills as I see that are needed during the lesson. You're going to be great! :rolleyes: Jen
     

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