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GinandTonic

Guided reading

Hi guys.

Ive been asked to look at guided reading for my phase next year. Id like this thread to be a collaborative thread where we can first look at different models of guided reading, then eventually - look at different books and plan toigether, then people can use the materials as needed.

Firstly, does anybody have links to useful guided reading materials and research?
wicked witch

Here's a link to an old thread about guided reading. It has loads of useful links on it although they may be out of date. It might save some work though.

http://primaryresourcecentre.myfreeforum.org/about4586.html
JD1970

We use a boy friendly scheme called Project X.
GinandTonic

What is it like JD1970??
JD1970

Quite good. It tracks the adventures of a group of child special agents who are able to shrink to microsize and then go off tacking baddies all over the world. The children enjoy the books. Each year has three themes (environment, the sea, etc) and the books all relate to that theme. As part of the set for each theme there are 3 (4?) story books featuring the spy children, 2 other story books and 2 non-fiction books. You can pick and choose the books as they don't follow in any particular order. There's no differentiation though.

http://www.oup.com/oxed/primary/projectx/
GinandTonic

Has it been successful in your school ?
Night Garden

Think lancs site has some really good stuff. I have a few word doc that I have found off the web as really want to be a bit more productive in this area.
nm97yd

We really like the Project X books, esp up to YR4. After that we find 'proper' books are better.
We also have reading journals for some of the books made up from the teacher books.
jenny_pest

I use the lancs grid for everything - it is fab

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/nationalstrategy/literacy/

Also use East Sussex Learning Platform as that is very good too

http://www.school-portal.co.uk/Gr...pID=401894&ResourceId=2723834
jenny_pest

Found this as a document I have but don't know how to upload documents

The Structure of a Guided Reading session

Pupils are guided through ways of developing reading strategies and responding to the text. The children work in small groups reading their own copy of a text.

1. Book Introduction
Set a purpose for the reading with reference to learning objectives. Talk about genre/text type. Make connections to prior reading or previous session. Skim over text to gain overview before reading.

2. Strategy Check
Discuss strategies, making explicit reference to strategies children will use to help them decode and comprehend what they are reading.  Encourage pupils to explain to each other how they will read new/unfamiliar words. Beginner readers will be prompted to use their developing phonic knowledge. Developing readers should be prompted to use comprehension skills; skimming, scanning, re-reading; checking for organisational features, etc. Also highlight any difficult vocabulary or choice of words by the author.

3. Independent Session
Children read independently either in a "soft" voice or silently while the teacher moves round the group listening to individuals reading a short extract. Questions may be asked or focus given to particular teaching points to deepen understanding. Praise should be given for use of appropriate strategies.

4. Return to the Text
Whole group consideration of text, reviewing the use of particular strategies, revisiting questions asked at the start of the session and encouraging the children to identify issues to be discussed or clarified.

5. Respond to the Text
Allow children time to respond to the text, develop and justify their opinions and explore personal preferences. Follow up tasks may be set, to be completed before next reading session.
redredrobin

We use the steps jp has given above. A tip we were given was to have a challenge for the children when they are reading independently for the quick readers to do when they finish - for my Y1 children it will be something as simple as counting how many times they can see the word "the".
rubbadubbas

redredrobin wrote:
A tip we were given was to have a challenge for the children when they are reading independently for the quick readers to do when they finish - for my Y1 children it will be something as simple as counting how many times they can see the word "the".


Don't suppose you have a bank/list of independent activities for Y1 do you RR?
Night Garden

JP, I have that one as well!
porker

Is this any use, rubbadubas? I can't remember where I got it from.



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rubbadubbas

yes that's great thanks porker.
porker

I also have this:


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GinandTonic

Thanks guys and girls for everything so far.
rubbadubbas

Ah porker that is FANTASTIC! Thanks a million.
rubbadubbas

jenny_pest wrote:


Also use East Sussex Learning Platform as that is very good too

http://www.school-portal.co.uk/Gr...pID=401894&ResourceId=2723834


Some great levelled guided reading sheets there that refer to APP too. Thanks JP.
porker

I knew I had more stuff squirreled away - found it! Here goes...



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rubbadubbas

Love that first file. Thanks so much.
queenlit

http://www.devonldp.org/v.asp?roo...667&folderid=1667&depth=3
JD1970

We've only used project x for a year, so not sure of it's success long term. Kids love it so far, but I wonder if that interest will wane after a few years.
queenlit

http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learnin...mework/reading/guided/index.shtml
queenlit

Sample plans here:
http://www.learninglive.co.uk/tea...acy/planning/read_write/index.asp
queenlit

http://www.eriding.net/english/reading_materials.shtml
redredrobin

rubbadubbas, sorry we weren't given specific activities. In Rec I've just got them to look for particular letters, answer a question, find specific phonemes we've been working on etc.
redredrobin

Porker, fab resources. Thank you.
jenny_pest

Can anyone recomend or know where I can find a good list of recomended Yr 3/4 guided reader texts?
GinandTonic

Useful links

http://wik.ed.uiuc.edu/index.php/Guided_Reading

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/nation...=4e38140d6109e671dd1a295cb95008f7 guided reading prompts

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/nation...?src=1543/Overview+of+Reading.pdf research

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/nation...e+Daily+Read+Aloud+Programme1.pdf read aloud poster

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/nation...ehensionDuringGuidedReading11.pdf

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/nation...26/Creative+ideas+for+reading.pdf

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/nation...Skills+%28Updated+Feb+2009%29.pdf
jenny_pest

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishE3.htm

Some useful bits & bobs on Primary Resources website too.
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loving this thread.  My school does not do guided reading as such but I had very low ability group last year and ended up doing it as a way to access texts and they loved it and really progressed.  Am intending on doing it again this year as have got co-ordinator to agree that it did work.

Great resources.  Thanks everyone.
queenlit

jenny_pest wrote:
Can anyone recomend or know where I can find a good list of recomended Yr 3/4 guided reader texts?


We have an area where guided reading books are stored in boxes. There is a set of 6 books in a plastic wallet. Each box is labelled e.g. non-fiction year 3.
sugarandspices

Some great links here, thanks for sharing everyone.
GinandTonic

Just got back from holiday. This thread is great. I will have a look at the links tomorrow when I am a bit more with it. Thanks for contributions so far!!
GinandTonic

Additional links from TT. Thanks for these....

http://www.think2read.co.uk/reciprocal-reading-framework.htm

http://www.printablereadinggames....oom4/recip/reciprocalteaching.pdf

http://www.printablereadinggames.com/room4/recip/index.htm

http://webarchive.nationalarchive....standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/19579
GinandTonic

Ok, shall we give planning for a book a go?
GinandTonic

Hi guys

Im thinking now of planning some guided reading.
If we can think of a  book for KS1, LKS2 and UKS2 and then we can plan from there
smallholder

Have just dipped into this thread and found some useful resources that I can adapt for my SEN kids - thanks everyone.
porker

teachit primary have some resources for guided reading but you need to register first (free)
jenny_pest

Does anyone use book banding on their guided readers from after Lime band (L3) or do you just find & use appropriate texts?
wicked witch

We just use appropriate texts in KS2 although infants use book banding.
Night Garden

jenny_pest wrote:
Does anyone use book banding on their guided readers from after Lime band (L3) or do you just find & use appropriate texts?


We use book banding past lime. Think about 2 years ago, we purchased a while lot for guided reading.

Having an inset on Guided reading so if there is anything great suggested will post it here. With new lit coordinator so should be interesting.
GinandTonic

Great NG..look forward to your inset materials
magpie nic

Cannot get a link because of that stupid bearshare, but there is some good stuff on Medway site for guided reading.
Night Garden

mathsman wrote:
Great NG..look forward to your inset materials


First inset was about how to set up a guided reading folder ( yes, that simple as we have never had to do one), but did have some good ideas and examples.
We were given the AF for each level and example questions for each Af, which have come in really handy.
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