Guided reading groups are so important. I have always cherished this time to reach a small group of students that are grouped at the same reading level. Not to mention this gives me time to sit down and not be on my feet! I make sure to do small groups EVERY day no matter what. In …
How to Organize Your Small Groups to PREVENT the Headache
How to Organize Your Small Groups to PREVENT the Headache. This (fantastic) post by The Thinker Builder gives several very clear and detailed options for organizing small groups into both 3-a day and 2-a day meetings with flexibility minutes built in. I can already tell this is going to save my sanity!
Guided Reading Observations Checklist Copy this page back and front to have an easy-to-use checklist when reading in small groups. Having all students (up to 6) from the same reading group on the one page, makes it easy for the teacher to quickly tick off things that are observed or take notes without having to leaf through several pieces of paper.