• What is Guided Reading?

    "The teacher works with a small group of children who have similar reading processes.  The teacher selects and introduces a new book.  Childen read the whole text to themselves. Upon completion of reading, the teacher selects one or two points to present to the small group."  During a typical guided reading lesson, other students are working at centers set-up around the classroom. 
     
    Guided reading groups are temporary and change over time.  Periodically, teachers assess student reading levels using the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System.  Data utilized from this assessment may result in changes to the student composition of the guided reading group. 
     
    Guided Reading: Good First Teaching for All Children by Fountas & Pinnell

    A short video clip of guided reading is coming soon.