Lesson Plan

Preparing for Guided Reading

This Preparing for Guided Reading lesson plan also includes:

Take your guided reading lesson plans to the next level with a collection of printables, templates, and reference tools equipped to support the reading needs of your readers. Included is a detailed information page, grouping sheet, sample schedules, two lesson plans—one kindergarten through second grade, the other for third through fifth grade—a running record sheet, and a guided reading tracker.


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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Make multiple copies of the running record to have easily on hand for quick assessments 
  • Laminate the guided reading schedule and write on it with washable marker so changes can be made easily 
  • Share the document with fellow teachers at your next staff meeting or professional learning community (PLC)
Classroom Considerations
  • Parts of this resource is specific to the author's school, but it does not take away form its overall understanding and usage 
  • 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
  • Two versions of each printable are available; one blank and the other with example text 
  • A variety of strategies are available to aid in the event of specifc learning situations 
  • The font may be difficult to read when typed in smaller sized areas