My question of the day (because it seems like I've posted a lot of them lately!): What does your guided reading look like? Let's forget about centers and whole group instruction for this post. When you meet with your small groups, what do you do? Do you have a routine for the week? Do you do something different each time? My guided reading last year ended up being a routine. One Monday, we focused on vocabulary and getting familiar with the story (if it was a new story). We discussed the parts of a story, topics, etc. The next three days, we read and did various activities. On Friday, we always played some sort of game that had to do with the vocabulary or the story...something to get their brains moving and to have a little fun.