- Introduce text ( sell it)
- Introduce skill focus
- Walk through gradual release model ( I do, we do, you do).
- Picture walk with student
- Read fro a purpose-state a question of what you want your students to look for while reading ( i.e. Why was the princess sad?, or What happened to the fish?, Who is the protagonists?” etc) – suitable for reader level.
- Examine Text
- Listen to the skill focus lesson-ask questions if needed
- participate in gradual release model
- Predict/share ideas in picture walk
- Listen to individual students as they read. Make formative assessment notes and gather information that will help in further learning and guided reading sessions.
- Help students when they are very stuck. Remind them of strategies learned to problem solve and De-code text.
- Read text quietly to self (Whisper Voice).
- Read for purpose. Find the answer to the question stated at the beginning.
- use strategies learned during mini lessons to help problem-solve and de-code text.
- Prompt students with questions that contribute to a guided conversation about the story.
- Try asking certain students questions about specific details, and inferencing of the text.
- Make observational/ formative assessment notes.
- Participate in conversation of the text.
- Retell parts if the story.
- Ask questions to rest of group to spark a conversation or clarify your own understanding.
– ** Guided reading is extra support for all students to help develop their individual skills. Benefits of guided reading shine when students feel engaged and have a positive attitude towards working collaborative, helping others in their group, and being open to learning from others in the group, Including the teacher. Teaching conversation skills and positive language will make the comprehension conversation at the end so much more rich**.