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Top 10 Tools and Strategies for Guided Reading

Guided Reading Effective and Engaging Tools

Tools and Strategies for Effective and Engaging Guided Reading Instruction Hey there friends… In today’s video, I want to share with you my TOP TOOLS and Strategies for an effective and Engaging Guided reading group! 5 Tools I feel that really ups the engagement level with students AND 5 Strategies to help streamline your instruction time.   I know all too well how important it is to keep our kiddos attention during small groups. We have such limited time and…

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Engaging Activities for Your Fluent Readers!

Engaging Activities Fluent Readers

Happy Sunday! I hope you are all doing amazing! I am soooo excited to bring you another video this week that was just published on my YouTube channel. “What activities do you do with your Fluent Readers throughout the year? This is a question that I get ALL THE TIME! So I decided to make a video to talk a bit about exactly what activities I did with my Fluent readers throughout the year. I don’t know about you, but…

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Guided Reading with your Fluent Readers

Guided Reading with Fluent readers

Hey there friends! Another week, and I have another Video all about advanced readers in the classroom. This has been a HUGE request over the last several weeks on how I worked with my students who were strong readers. And I am so excited to bring to you exactly that. Fluent readers are able to read quickly and accurately without effort. Your fluent readers are typically reading around a Level N/O to P and higher. Most of the students in…

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Guided Reading for your Transitional Readers

Guided Reading Transitional Readers

Happy Sunday! How are you? I am sooooo excited to share with you my latest Youtube video that is ALL about Transitional Readers and what I did in my own classroom during my reading block with these readers.   This group is so much fun to work with. Transitional readers have passed the early stages of reading and are around a J/K to P level. They are ready to start reading longer books with longer paragraphs and are so eager…

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Difference Between Guided Reading and Close Reading

Differences Guided Reading and Close Reading Video

Do you know what the difference is between Guided Reading and Close Reading?   I sure didn’t in the beginning. It wasn’t until I was in a situation 8 or 9 years ago where I was talking with my colleagues and the discussion turned to Close Reading. I am going to be real, I had no idea what they were talking about. And I felt a little intimidated as to why I didn’t know about it. So I dug in,…

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Guided Reading | How to teach Guided Reading to Early Readers Part 3

Are you feeling overwhelmed? I completely understand how you are feeling right now. Implementing Guided Reading is not easy. But don’t be overwhelmed. I have no doubt that you will get going and be successful! Over the last several weeks I have given you A LOT of information in my last 2 videos… and I really hope that they have been helpful to you as you are working (or getting ready to work in) guided reading instruction in your classroom.…

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Guided Reading | How to teach Guided Reading to Early Readers Part 2

Hey there friends… I am so excited to see you back… Did you enjoy my first video that was uploaded Sunday? If you haven’t checked that out yet… you can start with Video 1 of How I Taught Early Readers here: http://bit.ly/2TnQUxK   When I finally got my act together and put together an actual plan for my lessons, my guided reading block just came together. But it is not easy. And don’t let anyone ever tell you otherwise. But…

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Guided Reading | How to teach Guided Reading to Early Readers Part 1

Guided Reading How to teach Guided Reading to Early Readers Video Part 1

Happy Sunday Friends! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Guided Reading. It was ALWAYS my favorite time of the day. But it wasn’t always my favorite. I remember feeling so overwhelmed and frustrated learning how to truly implement Guided Reading in my classroom that was fun, rigorous and engaging. I was a hot mess before I really got in a groove. Do you struggle with where to even begin when you are putting together your lesson plans for your classroom? I know I…

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How I Teach Close Reading (and a FREEBIE!)

Close reading is a critical skill for students to develop, and what could get them more excited to pay attention than creepy, crawly ants? “All About Ants” is the Prepared Passages Trifold we are tackling in the video above and, as you know, kids love bugs. By the end of this session, they love close reading techniques, too! Make a prediction I ask the children if we will be reading fiction or non-fiction—asking them to pay attention to text features…

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How I Teach Cause and Effect During a Guided Reading Group

If you have ever struggled to teach cause and effect in your classroom, watch the video above or read on! I’m sharing one of my very favorite teaching techniques step-by-step. You won’t believe how much it helps students link events in a story with their outcomes quickly and easily, forward and back, every single time. It’s so fun to teach, too! What is Going to Happen When I tell my students we are going to read our story of the…

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