This session involves a close look at the role of instructional reading in the reading hour. Guided Reading can be an effective way to structure that instruction.
Guided Reading is most effective when:
- texts are selected at an instructional level (based on effective ongoing assessment),
- good quality texts are selected and
- teaching outcomes are made explicit (teacher preparation).
In addition the use of alternative small group instructional reading strategies (Reciprocal Reading, Literature Circles and Readers’ Circles) within a balanced reading program are described in detail.
During the session it is explained how to incorporate the use of effective comprehension strategies before reading, during reading and after reading in order that the teacher can facilitate the small group sessions for maximum benefit.
Companion workshop: What Are the Others Doing?