INTRO TO GUIDED READING: A GUIDE TO SMALL GROUP LITERACY INSTRUCTION

(12 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.

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COURSE DETAILS:
  • Price: $40
  • Credit Type: Professional Development

  • Credits: 12 PD Hours

  • 18 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course

CONTENT AREAS:

  • ELA, Reading/Writing
  • Teaching Strategies
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Course Objectives:

What You Will Learn
  • Learn How to Assess Your Students’ Reading Level
  • Learn How to Build Reading Groups Based On Student Reading Level for Effective Reading Instruction
  • Step-By-Step Instructions On How to Use Common Tools and Assessment Methods to Assess Your Student’s Reading

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What You Will Learn:

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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:

Course Guiding Questions

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?

Great guided reading course!

I really enjoyed this course. I am starting a long term sub job for 1st grade and this guided reading course was exactly what I needed to get started.

-1st Grade Teacher

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Professional Development Credits:

Credits

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 12 Professional Development Hours (Clock Hours, CPEs).

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Course Sections

Topics Covered and General Course Outline

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

Professional Development Course Resources

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
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  • Instructor Feedback for Implementation
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