There is an amazing resource called Fountas and Pinnell Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency. There is so much information in this book, but chapters 24-26 are full of information on Guided Reading.
The warm up with a familiar read and the NOT Round Robin brought about some great discussion. Do you guys have any thoughts on this?
Guided Reading for intermediate is a HOT topic right now. My district says that it is for those students below grade level. This brought about many questions such as what guided reading looks like in the upper grades and what do you do with the higher students? The concept of invitational groups was mentioned, but we have not been given any additional information yet. So what do you do with reading groups in upper elementary? Any advice for our intermediate teachers?
BUT... my favorite resource which I didn't have even three years ago is ALL OF YOU!!! So I want to hear what you do for guided reading. What is your structure? Do you use Fountas and Pinnell? If so, any helpful advice for me as I continue to guide the teachers at my schools? Finally- to help out with the HOT topic, what does guided reading and/or reading groups look like in your upper elementary classrooms?
I am excited to hear suggestions and advice from all my friends in the blogging world.