The Ultimate Guided Reading How-To Book
Building Literacy Through Small-Group Instruction
"A solid resource to help teachers understand the basic foundation for literacy development through guided reading in the primary grades."
—Patti Ulshafer, First-Grade Teacher
Wilson Borough Elementary School, Easton, PA
"The author provides an easy-to-follow guide that reinforces the need for teachers to adjust degrees of difficulty so that all learners advance through a balance of instructional challenges and supports."
—Mary Ann Poparad, Reading Faculty
Teach students how to use specific strategies for reading success!
Children develop reading skills at different rates. Guided reading allows teachers to work with children in small groups and target instruction to their specific needs and strengths. Literacy expert Gail Saunders-Smith provides the latest research on how children learn to read and offers detailed information on how to create an optimal literacy environment.
Ideal for teachers of pre-readers and emergent readers, The Ultimate Guided Reading How-To Book demonstrates how to develop successful readers through step-by-step, small-group reading instruction that focuses on vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. The second edition provides updated strategies for students and teachers, covers note-taking and study skills, and demonstrates how to introduce a new book to a group, encourage group dialogue, and help students apply new learning to other academic activities. Teachers will discover critical techniques for:
- Getting to know students as readers
- Making the most of group instruction time
- Organizing groups by readiness levels
- Selecting texts appropriate for the abilities of the students in each group
Help students become independent readers with these strategies for use before, during, and after guided reading!
"Blends theory, research, and practical application for first-year teachers or those new to the guided reading concept.”
"A solid resource to help teachers understand the basic foundation for literacy development through guided reading in the primary grades.”
“With increasing demands for differentiated instruction, this resource provides reading teachers with a practical guide to precision in teaching. Looking forward from her most recent practice with children and their teachers, the author provides an easy-to-follow guide that reinforces the need for teachers to monitor their own progress in adjusting degrees of difficulty so that all learners advance through a balance of instructional challenges and supports."
"What a resource! It is a reading specialist’s dream to use with when working with teachers. Thank you, Gail, for sharing all of your expertise! You make learning to teach reading so doable and enjoyable!"
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