Friday, August 17, 2012

Giveaway: Guided Reading

Students return to school in about 2 two weeks. I feel like I'm back in college and cramming for an exam. I'm trying to finish all my professional reading and bring to life all these ideas that are swarming around in my head. FYI: Pinterest is not helping in this endeavor, since everytime I log on I pin another "something" for me to make and implement in my classroom!

I learned about Guided Reading in college (shout out to Chowan Univeristy!) Last year my school did a book study on The Next Step in Guided Reading by Jan Richardson. I look forward to implementing more of her ideas next year. She also has tons on Online Resources to go with the book.

I happen to have an extra copy of the book and would love to give it away to someone who might find it useful. Just leave a comment on this post (I do have to approve them so it might take awhile to show up) with your favorite guided reading activity and your email address. I will use a random number picker on Tuesday to select our winner!


  1. I am always trying to change up my guided reading. This year I hope to implement the Daily 5 in my Grade 2 room. My fav. activity is my colour coded sticks (tied in with Bloom's Tax.) The kids draw a stick, and if they can answer the question(related to what we just read in guided reading) on the stick, they get to have the same colour Skittle. They LOVE this and it has improved their answers, adding details etc. All for a Skittle :) I also love using my spinners to change up the discussion. Would love a new resource to improve guided reading.

  2. I have never tried Guided Reading before but have been researching it this summer!

  3. My favorite guided reading activity is an oldie but goodie from 4 blocks days. We play Rivet with 3 or 4 of the vocabulary words in the story. The kids love it (although most of them call it Ribbit!!). I've seen this book before but have never read it. I would love to win a copy!


  4. My 2nd graders LOVE to use puppets or masks to help with guided reading and fluency. I read the story aloud, we read the story together, they read to a buddy, and then we act it out together. So much sinkin' fun for them, they really look forward to it and it helps us get through the multiple readings we are required to do.

  5. I'm a new teacher still (taught 3months). Our school's major focus this yr is Guided Reading...I would love to win a copy!


  6. I am new to third grade but have taught first and second for years. My favourite guided reading activity is pair share reading with a reading response. The kids love reading together and the follow up response shows their level of comprehension.


  7. This is my second year teaching. I am really working towards making my guided reading more beneficial to my students. I love the idea of using flexible groups that interchange based on students' needs. I am hoping this will help my students retain and understand what I am teaching.


  8. My co-teacher and I are going to do guided reading groups this year! We are so excited! I would love to hear some advice! Please stop by my new blog and see how we are doing :) Thanks for sharing!

  9. I am beginning my second year teaching second grade. I love watching my students develop a passion for reading and am really trying to strengthen my reading program for this coming school year. My favourite guided activity is having the students make predictions. I love hearing what they put together! :) This book will be a great tool!