Thursday, February 7, 2013

Guided Reading: Lessons

Welcome to day 2 of my Guided Reading boot camp!

Today we will talk lessons.  Now each box in the long range planner is a week in guided reading lessons.  A lesson for me runs 4 days as such:

Fluency: Students begin by rereading previous guided reading books and high frequency word lightning pages from their book bags while I get myself set up for the group.

After this, each day brings a different plan

Day 1:
Phonics: introduce the phonics skill for the week - a says /a/ like in apple, read short a CVC & high frequency word cards, use 2 cubes that I made 1 has different short a word families (at, ap, etc.) and the other has consonants and consonant blends (b, r, t, etc.).The kids roll the cubes and say the words.  They say if they are real or nonsense and play moves to the next reader.
Reading: Introduce the book, build background, bookwalk, frontload words, make predictions, then let kids read independently listening and cueing as necessary.
Responding: Elkonkin boxes - write short a CVC words

Day 2:
Phonics: review short a sound, read short a CVC & HFW cards, word sort as a group some CVC words
Reading: start by having kids ask a question about the book, students reread independently while teacher listens and cues as necessary. I take a running record on 1-2 kids on 1-2 pages at this point.
Responding: writing sort - this time you say the word and they decide where to put the word and have to spell it. Can do this is word family books.

Day 3:
Phonics: review short a sound, read short a CVC & HFW cards, making words  - teacher directed (short a words of course)
Reading: read a decodable short a book, Review the guided reading story with the genre's comprehension organizer, students reread book to find or prove answers as necessary. I take a running record on 1-2 kids on 1-2 pages at this point.
Responding: sight word fluency writing: write the sight words as many times as they can in -- seconds/minutes.

Day 4:
Phonics: review short a sound, read short a CVC & HFW cards, word sort on their own this time
Reading: read a decodable short a book, I take a running record on 1-2 kids on 1-2 pages at this point.
Responding: writing response related to the book such as draw a picture of a time you __ and write about it. If you have leveled readers provided to you with plans as the Journeys program provides, you can use the Writing response page.

Tune into tomorrow for how to fit in all your groups.

Hope this helps.

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