Guided Reading: Beyond the Basics

This Guided Reading: Beyond the Basics activity & project also includes:

Elevate children's reading comprehension skills with this collection of guided reading resources. From paper dice with basic comprehension questions printed on them to a system for using sticky notes to identify key parts of a story, these activities are bound to increase children's understanding of both fiction and non-fiction texts.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the Comprehension Question Cards and/or Question Cube to facilitate discussions during small group reading lessons
  • Implement the Text Coding activity from the start of the year, adding additional codes as students' reading comprehension improves
  • Provide the Features of Informational Text document as a reference for children to keep with their reading materials
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Each activity comes with a clear set of instructions
  • All supporting materials are provided for each guided reading activity
  • Activities can be adapted for use across the elementary grade levels
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