Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Gearing Up for Guided Reading and some October Freebies!

Howdy everyone!  It's Jennie from JD's Rockin' Readers!

Guided Reading time!  It's been 8 weeks since the start of school.  We have been learning and practicing how to work on our own at our "centers".  I am doing "centers" with my neighbor teacher- we are opening the doors and giving it a go.  With a lot of the Daily 5 and a little of our own twists, tomorrow is the big start day to actually meet with groups!  Ohhhh.... I'm a little nervous- what are the odds that they all know exactly what to do?  I know- not a chance.  But maybe, just maybe they can figure it out without my help?? We shall see...

I have tried to get myself organized.
I have my leveled groups.  We used kindergarten benchmarks to get an idea of their reading level.  I'm sure I will be doing some moving around of my groups early on.
I have my supplies ready to go (whiteboards, markers, erasers, sound boxes, wikki sticks, highlighter tape, word windows, magnetic letters).
And of course, I have my guided reading binder where I will keep track of my groups and lessons.  I use my Guided Reading Lesson Plans A-N to help me keep track of what I need to teach.  Here is a FREEBIE for you to help you get organized too!

I used velcro dots so that I can change my guided reading groups easily!

I use the letter tabs to keep my plans organized by Guided Reading Level.  I put a few copies of each in the binder so that I can get them easily when needed.

We have been working a lot with short vowels the past few weeks.  I plan to do some work with Elkonin Sound Boxes.  I made some last to go with the October theme of pumpkins.  I just laminate them and I can use them with dry erase markers (if we are writing letters in them- which we will be tomorrow).  Click on the picture to get the freebie!

I also have a Halloween Math Freebie.  It goes along with problems similar to Everyday Math.  We aren't doing all of this anymore with the Common Core but much of it we still are- ENJOY!

I'm linking up with Classroom Freebies!

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

See you next month on the 15th!


  1. Thanks! Your guided reading package looks great - I just bought it!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  2. Thank you for sharing your guided reading binder. I am going to pass this along to my preservice teachers who are so nervous about how to structure their reading time. They will find this helpful.
    I am loving your Halloween math book!

  3. Thank you for the freebies!! Love the activities! :)

    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR GUIDED READING lesson plans! Do you happen to know or have N +.

    1. I'm sorry, I don't at this time. It may become a summer project:)

  5. I'm a little unclear... Is the lesson sheet daily? Or weekly? Is the checklist to be completed individually by the student? Or together in a small group?