Lesson Plan

Sample Guided Reading Lesson for Emergent Readers

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Give your guided reading lesson plan a boost with a sample lesson plan designed to reinforce academic content covered in previous assessments. The sample plan describes how the story and activities were chosen and offers the following sections; before reading, pre-reading, introducing the text, during reading, after reading, and after-reading activities; all of which produce a detailed plan for easy implementation. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a themed bulletin board with pictures reflecting the topic of the book you choose
  • Assign different books based on the needs of your guided reading groups
  • Share the sample reading lesson plan with fellow teachers at a staff meeting or professional learning community (PLC)
Classroom Considerations
  • Modify the lesson with another story of similar topic and reading level
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  • The lesson provides a rationale, lesson steps, and possible challenges regarding the book they chose; looking at similar aspects of your classroom, this example can assist in the choice of book you make for your reading group
  • General reflection questions are offered to both teachers and learners'
  • The story Glasses by Francis Lee is not available