Planning Support and Sample Lesson

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Give guided reading lesson plans a makeover with a sample lesson plan designed to meet the needs of your early readers. The sample lesson is divided into three sections: before, during, and after reading. The model then extends to a writing portion, and offers tips for instruction, how to track progress, and how to move forward in the guided reading learning process. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Share with fellow teachers at the next staff meeting or with your professional learning community (PLC)
  • Post activity options near your desk or planning area for a quick and easy reminder when writing lesson plans
Classroom Considerations
  • The plan's list of sight words is not provided, however; you may use your own
  • Multiple copies of a text, either hard copy or downloaded onto mobile learning devices, are required 



  • The lesson begins with a sight word game that sparks interest and enhances ongoing engagement 
  • The plan is written clearly and in detail 
  • The sample lesson plan template is not provided