March 10, 2014

Guided Reading Lesson Plans

Hey everyone! I love love love my GR lesson plans and I have never shared them. So on my first official day of SpRiNg BrEaK! I am going to give you a glimpse into my GR lessons.

First off, I have my students grouped by colors. So, my lesson plans are colored to match the group. I make one lesson plan, laminate the pages and use a Vis-a-Vis marker on them all year!

Here are my laminated lesson plans. As you can see, I currently have 5 groups going on. 

They are double sided and 5 days total with day 1 and 2 on the front and 3-5 on the back.

My groups are also sorted depended on my spelling groups as well. You might notice that my students are reading different things each day. I am having them do a weather set with different articles on weather. 

Here is a picture of the plans from my computer.

Day 1: We do a complete study of the Words Their Way list for that group.

Day 2: The new book is introduced with a reading strategy.

Day 3: We continue reading the book and working on strategies.

Day 4: We review and do a more Guided Writing lesson.

Day 5: I meet with the students individually within their groups. The other students in the group book shop and read.

If you have read Jan Richardson's Guided Reading book, then you will recognize my lesson plans. I revised them to fit my needs though and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!


  1. These plans look great! I would love to make my Guided Reading even better!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  2. I Love the way this looks! I am always looking for ways to make my Guided Reading time Better! Thanks for sharing!

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