Guided reading schedule creation can be tough! There is a lot to consider when making it: kids that leave the room for intervention services, how much time each group will take, what groups will look like, etc. Let’s create your guided reading schedule together! Keep reading for all of the tips & advice for guided reading schedules.
Guided reading schedule creation broken down in easy-to-follow steps are all here! Get the complete list below!
Guided Reading Schedule Step #1: Plan your groups
Once you have assessed your students, you’ll want to fill in your groups. Group your students by level as best as you can. Sometimes this can be tricky, so I also look at skills. Sometimes a student may be reading at a certain level, but their comprehension is really good so I make sure to factor that in as well.
Step #2: Plan your schedule
Create a schedule for when you can meet with your groups. You’ll want to include the district requirements if there are any.
Step #3: Fill in the groups
Fill your groups in. You’ll want to meet with your two lowest groups 2-3 times, preferably 3 if you can make it happen. You’ll want to try to meet with your other groups 1-2 times a week.
Step #4: Test it out
The only way to find out if your schedule works for you and your students is to test it out. Give yourself grace that first week of implementation. This is where you’re going to figure out transitions, if your groups work with the time given, etc. Sometimes I’ve planned group and then realized that time won’t work because a student goes to reading intervention or something so I have to rework it. It happens!
Congratulations! You have created your guided reading schedule!
Guided reading freebies?! Check these out!
Related Post: Guided Reading Strategies For Success