Monday, July 2, 2012

Guided Reading Guide

Hello Everyone!
Thanks for stopping by!! I get a lot of e-mails asking what I do when my kids are fully involved with Daily 5. Well, that is the perfect time for guided reading lessons with small groups or individual kiddos, as well as reading and writing conferences.   I keep a large notebook with a section for each of my firsties. After doing DRA's on each, I know what skills I need to work on and if I can group any of the kids together. I combined the behaviors that I notice in readers and teaching points I need to remember into single documents for each level of my readers from A-M (Fountas and Pinnell). At a glance I can see what support I need to provide and when my kiddos are ready to move up to the next level.  The checklist, date documentation, and other notes I have taken help during parent conferences and other meetings.

A sample of the level A documentation sheet

A sample of the level L documentations sheet

I hope this helps you whether you are a teacher or a parent!



  1. I always light up when I see that you've posted because I know it is going to be good! This is so wonderful!! Thanks for sharing! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. awesome!
    I'm always trying to reconfigure my G.R. notebook...

  3. I agree with the first comment...I am delighted to dee your posts. Your practical approach is giving me many ideas as well as confidence that I can start formally using guided reading. Thanks again!

  4. I gave you an award, buzz by to pick it up=)
    The Busy Busy Hive

  5. Thanks so much for sharing. I really love it.

  6. Your blog is wonderful!!!!! I am your newest follower.

    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

  7. Thank you so much for this. I am brand new to first grade this year, and brand new to the F&P levels. This is going to help me so much. Would love to know what you do for an initial assessment as well.
    Thanks again.

  8. Do you have any for levels beyond M, maybe to Q

  9. Love! Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful ideas.

  10. Anon- I just uploaded a new guided with levels A-Z. Look at my post for July 28. thanks for taking a peek! N

  11. I really love these sheets!:) awesome!

  12. Love it... just what I was looking for! Thanks for sharing.

  13. I am a new teacher and I can't even begin to explain how AMAZING your blog is. Thank you so much for all of your wonderful posts. You are a life saver!

  14. are the other levels still available? n-z? if so where?


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