Category Archives: Reading

How to Make a Guided Reading Schedule

How to Make a Guided Reading Schedule

Wondering how to make a guided reading schedule for your Kindergarten, 1st grade, or 2nd grade classroom? You’re in the right place! In this post, I’ll walk you through my step-by-step process. I have example schedules and freebies for you too! Step 1: Form your guided reading groups. First, of course, you’ll need to determine…Continue Reading

How to Integrate Reading and Writing Workshop in K-2

How to Integrate Reading and Writing Workshop in K-2

Do you use the reading workshop AND writing workshop models in your K-2 classroom? I love the workshop model because it: Promotes student choice (which is motivating!) Gives students lots of real reading and writing time—not worksheets Creates time for us teachers to meet with students one-on-one or in small groups If you’d like to…Continue Reading

How to Know When to Move a Student Up a Reading Level

How to Know When to Move a Student Up a Reading Level

If you teach guided reading, you probably choose leveled texts for your groups. But how do you know when to move a student (or an entire group) “up” a level? In this post, I share some tips to help you make that decision! Photo Credits:  Beata Becia, Shutterstock Tip #1: Take running records consistently. Running…Continue Reading

How to Conduct Individual Reading Conferences in K-2

How to Conduct Individual Reading Conferences in K-2

You might already know that a reading conference is one-on-one reading instruction. But how do you conduct a reading conference? And are they really worth the time they take? Every school day is packed, and it seems as if there’s never enough time to “fit it all in.” I feel like reading conferences are one…Continue Reading