Guided reading is an instructional approach that involves a teacher working with a small group of readers. During the lesson, the teacher provides a text that students can read with support. The teacher also coaches the learners as they use problem-solving strategies to read the text. The ultimate goal is independent reading.
What are some features of Guided Reading?
- The teacher meets with groups of 3-6 students.
- The groups are flexible and fluid; they change based on ongoing assessment.
- Children are grouped according to reading level.
- During the lesson, the students read a text that is slightly harder than what they can read without support.
- The teacher coaches students as they read.
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Photos and videos by Ms. Gayle Voltz, director of The Varnett School East