Intro to Guided Reading: A Guide to Small Group Literacy Instruction

(6 Hours) Participants in this course will learn about foundational reading skills and how they build upon one another, as well as understanding their relationship to a student’s reading level. The training will cover the background and main components of guided reading, as well as how to plan for a guided reading group. Participants will be provided with a variety of strategy ideas and resources they can implement immediately with their small groups.

ONLINE COURSE DETAILS

  • Price: $30.00
  • Credit Type: Professional Development
  • Credits: 6 PD Hours
  • 18 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course

Learn How to Assess Your Students’ Reading Level

Learn How to Build Reading Groups Based On Student Reading Level for Effective Reading Instruction

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Learn How to Build Reading Groups Based On Student Reading Level for Effective Reading Instruction

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What You Will Learn In This Course:

Understanding reading-level expectations for students and how to push students toward higher reading levels is a critical component of reading instruction. Guided reading allows teachers to support students in reading by expanding their ability within and beyond the texts. Participants in this course will learn about foundational reading skills and how they build upon one another, as well as understanding their relationship to a student’s reading level. The training will cover the background and main components of guided reading, as well as how to plan for a guided reading group. Participants will be provided with a variety of strategy ideas and resources they can implement immediately with their small groups.

  • Understand the difference between reading levels and Lexile levels, and how you can use these levels to group students
  • Strategies to use guided reading groups for emergent and early readers (pre-kindergarten through first grade)
  • Strategies to use in guided reading groups for transitional and fluent readers (second grade and up)
  • How to analyze assessment data and use the information collected to guide your instruction
  • How to utilize a variety of tools, graphic organizers, and lesson plan templates to design an effective guided reading lesson

Course Guiding Question:

Once I have determined how to group my students into guided reading groups based on ability levels, what specific strategies can I use to ensure that they progress in their reading skills?

Professional Development Credits:

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 6 Professional Development Hours (Clock Hours, CPEs, CEUs).

Model Teaching and Action Potential Learning Professional Development Courses are pre-approved in the following states:

  • Texas: TEA CPE# 902-391, under parent company Action Potential Learning, LLC
  • Montana: Office of Public Instruction (OPI) approved.

If you are a teacher in a different state and wish to use our Professional Development Courses for teacher license renewal, please view our PD STATE REQUIREMENTS PAGE to learn more about your state’s requirements.

Also, consider taking our UNIVERSITY-PARTNERED, ACADEMIC CREDIT COURSES to earn regionally-accredited units or credits, accepted by most states.

 

Wendy Lipe, Instructor

Education:
B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies
Southwest Texas State University

Experience & Credentials:
Over 8 Years of Teaching Experience
Current Elementary-Level Teacher
ESL State Certified (Texas), TAG Certified
Experience with Students with Learning Disabilities
(ADD, ADHD, & Dyslexia)
STATE CERTIFIED TEACHER

Course Sections:

Section 1 – Understanding Reading Levels
Section 2 – Guided Reading Background & Principles
Section 3 – Guided Reading Strategies for Emergent & Early Readers
Section 4 – Guided Reading Strategies for Transitional & Fluent Readers
Section 5 – Using Assessments
Section 6 – Putting It All Together
Section 7 – Applying What You Have Learned

Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course

The course comes with 18 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!  These include:

  • Character Feelings
  • Compare Contrast Venn Diagram
  • Comprehension Assessment Retelling Questions
  • DRA Comprehension Assessment Discussion Rubric
  • DRA Comprehension Assessment FICTION Retelling Rubric
  • DRA Comprehension Assessment NONFICTION Retelling Rubric
  • Lexile® Conversion Chart
  • Figurative Language Graphic Organizer
  • Guided Reading Group Lesson Plan Template
  • Fountas and Pinnell Reading Behaviors
  • Head Heart Hands and Feet Character Development
  • High Frequency Word Checklist
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Setting Reading Groups Tool
  • Story Map for Early Readers
  • Story Map for Fluent Readers
  • Strategy Plan Template
  • Three Ps Planning

High-Quality Virtual Presentations

Our high-quality lessons are presented by your instructor in a virtual learning environment that is designed to mirror live, on-campus workshops. Choose to watch or read all lessons at any time and take advantage of our high-quality resources provided for immediate implementation of your new skills.

Access Your Courses Anytime, Anywhere

Courses are accessible to you at any time and are accessible on any computer, tablet, or smart phone. After registration, you will have access to all course lessons, templates, & assignments for one year. Take your courses at your own pace.  Pause any time and continue where you left off.  You will receive instructor feedback at each step of the course as you progress through the curriculum at your own convenience.

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Live Feedback & Communication

Our courses are designed to simulate live instruction. Throughout the course, you will receive feedback from your instructor within 24- 48 hours of your submissions as you proceed through lessons and activities. If you have a question, reach out to your instructor through our built-in messaging system or directly by email or phone.

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