This is my Guided Reading program that correlates to the Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading Levels. I always personally struggled pulling materials for my groups each week that was specific and targeted to what my students in each of my different groups needed to focus on. In my kindergarten classroom, I often had groups spanning 7 different reading levels, sometimes more. Can we say planning nightmare!? I know. You've likely been there, too. Guess what? Not anymore! :) I know that this pack will help organize and streamline your teaching. And the activities are pretty fun if I do say so myself. :)
While this blog post is focused on my First Grade Guided Reading Units, my very first bundle was for Kindergarten Guided Reading. You can find that here in my TpT shop. If you are on the fence, check out the reviews!
Each of my units are divided into three sections:
1. Getting Started:
-Lesson outline for EACH reading level F-J
-Characteristics of readers at each reading level and how you can support them
-Setting up Student Guided Reading Notebooks
-Setting up your Teacher Binder
-What you need in your Guided Reading Toolkit
-Reading Strategy Posters to teach decoding
-Reading Skill Posters to teach ALL of the primary reading skills
3. Student Activity Binder
-A TON of activities to support your students at each specific level, F-J.
In this post you will find photos of each part of the above sections for each reading level. Some of the elements repeat within each unit, so I won't repeat photos-- but know that everything above is included in EACH unit. You'll also find photos of every activity found in each individual Guided Reading Units.
Each reading level practices a different set of reading skills, so the comprehension skill posters and activities are different in each unit.
|This is an activity from my Kindergarten sets, but you can get the idea of how to store each activity. Everything goes into the page protector.|
Prefixes practiced are un-, re-, and dis-.
Lots of different options of this activity for ar, er, ir, or, and ur words are included.
Guided Reading Question Cards for before, during, and after reading
Use these cards to teach and reinforce the reading skills focused on in the Level G unit.
Interactive reading notebook entries to practice comprehension skills:
Plot, sequencing, and determining important details
Pick a picture activity for Dipthongs
aw, au, ou, ow, oi, oy, ui, ew, oo (both sounds)
This activity has students building words that contain a silent letter pair, then matching it to the picture. Many different options to practice kn, wr, mb, and gn.
Many different options for this activity; kids work right in their notebooks!
Use these cards to teach and reinforce the reading skills focused on in the Level H unit.
Character changes, character traits, cause & effect, opinion