I wanted to walk through with you how I do my second grade guided reading groups every week. In this post and video, I will show you how I write my schedule in my planer and then the different activities I do.
I keep to the same schedule each week. Mondays I do a making words activity. We work on spelling, decoding and encoding, following directions, listening skills and we always follow a specific phonics rule for the week. For example, we will work with a Making Words work sheet and change the letters to make new words. We create each word by listening to the teacher prompts that I say orally to the group. Then, we tap our fingers under each letter to decode the word and then blend the word together by running our finger under the word.
Tuesday and Wednesday we focus on reading our mini books or other stories. The purpose of these two days is to focus on a specific reading strategy, fluency, and reading comprehension strategies. We read the text both days and work on modifying or clarifying something they don’t understand, phonics, and responding to literature.
In the video, you can see we are working on plot – the beginning, middle, and end of a story. We do a different Flip Flap book based on what we are reading. We talk about cause and effect, main idea and detail, summarizing a story, topics, and facts in a story. What I love about the Flip Flap books is when they are done, they go home so the parents can see all the work their child is working on in reading group.
Thursday and Friday I focus on close reading with my Read-It Tri-Folds. We do one a week. Some fiction and some nonfiction. We read the same text two days in a row. We work on vocabulary, annotate the text, focus on comprehension and more. Each Tri-Fold has so many different skills in it.
I have a few different Read-Its to get you started:
There you have it! That is how I keep my week and plans organized. I hope this helps!