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What Does Reading Workshop Look Like In The Primary Grades?

What Does Reading Workshop Look Like In The Primary Grades?

Thinking about implementing the reading workshop approach in your K-2 classroom? You’re in the right place! In this post, I’ll explain what reading workshop is, what it can consist of, and how to make it work with our youngest students! Photo Credt; Sergiy Bykhuneko, Shutterstock What is reading workshop? Reading workshop looks different in different districts,…Continue Reading

GRO: The Must-Have App For Teaching Guided Reading

GRO: The Must-Have App For Teaching Guided Reading

When Amanda Duke told her husband about a strategy she’d learned for taking guided reading notes, he was shocked. Take notes on sticky notes and then attach them to sheets of paper? It didn’t sound practical or professional to him. And Amanda agreed. As a Kindergarten and first grade teacher, she’s always loved teaching guided reading.…Continue Reading

Overcoming The Guided Reading Time Crunch

Overcoming The Guided Reading Time Crunch

During my first few years of teaching, I felt most insufficient and ineffective as a teacher during my guided reading block. For those 30-45 minutes each day, I felt anxious, rushed, and overwhelmed. It seemed like the kids were taking forever to read the new text. Sometimes I had to get up to help the…Continue Reading

10 Post-Reading Activities for K-2 Guided Reading Lessons

10 Post-Reading Activities for K-2 Guided Reading Lessons

Most of the time, a student’s phonics development corresponds to his or her guided reading level. This makes guided reading a great time for a little word study or writing, since students are usually grouped by their reading levels! However, my groups often spend a long time reading the book during guided reading. It can…Continue Reading