"A fresh and mindful look at guided reading that is sure to help many teachers more fully understand guided reading by rethinking, reconsidering, and renewing their efforts to use it to help all children become proficient readers."
—From the Foreword by Michael Ford and Michael Opitz
"This is a very empowering book, helping open teachers' eyes to the research-supported fact that they are indeed the most important factor in student learning. I LOVE that it focuses on the teacher as a professional!"
—Amy Broemmel, Associate Professor
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
"There is a lot of confusion about how much should be included in a guided reading lesson and where it fits in with other elements of literacy instruction. Many teachers are working hard to refine their practice and will appreciate this easy-to-access resource."
—Lois A. Lanning, Assistant Superintendent of Schools
Pomperaug Regional School District, CT
Author, Four Powerful Strategies for Struggling Readers, Grades 3-8
Confused about guided reading? There's help on the way!
Feeling exhausted after guided reading? Are you working tirelessly while your students aren't even breaking a sweat? Do you ever wonder if other teachers feel the same way you do about guided reading—that it's just not working the way you think it should?
With 50 years of collective experience, authors Jan Miller Burkins and Melody Croft can help you prevent guided reading from going astray in your classroom by providing clarifications, adaptations, and supports that have helped them work through their own tricky spots. The book is divided into six chapters, each one clarifying a misunderstanding about guided reading instruction in the following areas:
- The teacher's role and the gradual release of responsibility
- Instructional reading levels
- Text gradients
- Balanced instruction
- Integrated processing
With 27 strategies covered in this resource, you're sure to find the help and clarification you need as you guide groups of readers.