Guided Reading

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  1. kindergartenk

    kindergartenk New Member

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    Hello! I can't believe the summer is almost gone already! I am ready to get back into the classroom though! :)

    I am looking to see what other kindergarten teachers do for guided reading. My school does not have a reading curriculum or resource specific books to use for certain topics. Are there any good websites or curriculum out there?! HELP! I'm desperate!
     
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  3. lbradley1718

    lbradley1718 Comrade

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    I'm not sure about the main curriculum, but for something supplemental my kindegartners last year loved Starfall.com! I gave them individual computer time and then many times I would do it on the Smart Board and they loved it.
     
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    I don't know if you are willing to spend money or if maybe your school will purchase something for you, but 2 things popped into my head:

    I really like the leveled readers from Reading A-Z-it's a membership site, but you can print out/download readers to use for your guided reading-make copies. I paid for the membership one time and printed out all the stories. They are actually really interesting-science/social studies not like the typical "The cat is on the mat".

    I think Scholastic sells sets as well-sometimes they have good sales.
     
  5. russiansage

    russiansage Rookie

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    Is there any way you can get a hold of some leveled books through Scholastic? I think as far as kindergarten kids are concerned you don't need just books but phonics excercises, word sorts , etc...

    I wouldn't worry too much until you've assessed where your students are. Kindy is such a plethora of abilities.

    I will be teaching kindergarten for the first time this year as well but have taught preschool.

    As you know Kindy GR doesn't fall into place for a few weeks. Just have some 15-20 minute activities they can do, that center around phonics, letter recogniton. and phonemic awareness .

    For those that are almost reading I've been creating centers from Mailbox activities. I am in a district where the resources are limited, but want to make sure I have enough to do with my kiddos.

    Do you hav an aide? That can make a difference.
     
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    Jessica Meacham has a ton of free info and resources about guided reading here. I also recommend the Guided Reading book by Fountas & Pinnell.
     

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