Balanced Literacy Part 2: A Revised Recipe for Guided Reading
You’ve done guided reading a thousand times – so you know what it’s all about, right? Well, maybe not…
Guided reading might seem like a simple strategy for growing good readers to great thinkers who can comprehend. But as Author Jill Eggleton reveals in her three-part series on balanced literacy, effective guided reading instruction requires a knowledge of the appropriate skills for each level, the importance of digging deeper into texts, and effective ways to keep students engaged.
In Part 1 of this webinar series, Jill introduced the idea of balanced literacy being a delicious hamburger where a variety of ingredients work together to create a balanced recipe that leads to reading mastery. She also invited us to take a bite out of the “top bun of our burger” – shared reading and poetry.
During Part 2, Jill discussed the next ingredients in the hamburger, with a focus on guided reading. Topics include:
- The instructional goal of guided reading
- The importance of lesson pace and why quick and “umphy” lessons are essential for lighting the literacy fire
- How to teach “reading like a reader” vs. “reading like a writer”
- Best guided reading practices and common instructional pitfalls to avoid
- And much more
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