I am very excited to be hosting this week’s chapter for The Next Step in Guided Reading.
This chapter is all about Transitional Guided Reading. These are students that are able to read text above level I. Transitional readers can read most sight words, but need to work on decoding large words, increasing fluency, expanding vocabulary, and improving comprehension.
Guided Reading lessons can focus on one of five areas: self-monitoring, decoding, fluency, vocabulary, or retelling.
Materials needed for Transitional Guided Reading:
1. Leveled Books & Short Texts that have Comprehension Questions
The picture above is a collection of leveled books from Lakeshore. We are fortunate at my school because we have a “Book Room” filled with leveled text. There are also great websites to level your own texts.
Outside of leveled books, I also use fluency passages during small group guided reading. These are short passages that focus on fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
You can read more about my fluency passages by clicking on the picture above.
2. Dry Erase Boards and Markers
I use my dry erase boards ALL THE TIME! I highly suggest you invest in dry erase boards if you don’t have access to any. There are ways to make dry erase boards that you could look into as well.
3. Sound Box Templates
Click on the picture above to download the Sound Boxes.
4. Magnetic Letters or Letter Cards
The picture above is a set of magnetic letters from Lakeshore Learning, but you can also find magnetic letters at the dollar store.
5. Response Journals or Reading Notebooks
I like these Primary Journals that have a drawing space along with the writing lines, but you could use any notebook.
It is just way too easy to keep going with your lesson. The timer will help keep you on track.
7. Personal Word Walls
I loved this idea of students having a personal word wall to use for their writing. You could add words that each student is having difficulty with or cross out the ones that they have mastered. This word list below is from The Next Step in Guided Reading. It includes the top 100 most frequently misspelled words. Click on the picture to download.
Here are a couple more freebies to help with comprehension instruction. Click on either picture to download the freebies.
You can head on over to my friend Reagan’s blog for some more great information about Transitional Guided Reading!
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