Sunday, March 4, 2012

Guided Reading Guide and a Freebie Cheat Sheet!

     I've had such fun creating this Guided Reading Guide for grades 1-5.  Since moving back into the classroom to teach 2nd grade, I've found that I *really* miss one special part of my prior life as a Literacy Specialist/Literacy Coach.  I miss working closely with teachers, holding workshops, and meeting regularly to discuss the best practices they are using in their classroom so I can see how best to support their professional growth.  Stemming from that desire to assist other teachers, I have created this blog to share resources.  I had such a great response, that I decided to open my Teachers Pay Teachers store and later, my Teachers Notebook store.
      I created this Guided Reading Guide based on some of my most successful in-service teachers workshops I gave during my former life.  Aren't the graphics from JW Illustrations just adorable?  I updated the graphics 9-4-2013 with her adorable graphics.  Fabulous.  If you want to check out the Guided Reading Guide, available on TPT or Teacher's Notebook, here are some images:

View it on TpTView it on TN

View it on TpTView it on TN

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I hope you like it, and give me some feedback.  What else does it need?  What topics should be covered in future packets?  Is this something you see a need for in your school?  I value your feedback.  Feedback from teachers about the Guided Reading Guide:

Here is a Freebie from the Guided Reading Guide...  It's a cheat sheet for before/during/after reading.  Click here to download on TPT, and here to download on Teacher's Notebook.

****9/4/2013 Update - this freebie has been downloaded over 24,000 times so far!  Wow!  :)   I'd love it if you became a follower of this blog, my store, and left feedback on Teachers Pay Teachers or Teachers Notebook.  Thanks!!  ****

Get it for free from TpT here, from TN here

Don't forget to follow me on TPT or add me as a favorite on Teacher's Notebook.  Thanks!!  :)


  1. have created a nice cheat sheet for teacher and student moves B/D/A guided reading. However, after spending quite a bit of time teaching Reading Workshop and critical thinking during guided reading in Kindergarten at Lake Myra, I truly believe this could be labeled K-5 vs. 1-5.
    Jen Jones @

    1. Jen, Great to hear from you!! I actually debated that several times in the last week as I was creating the entire packet. (I almost emailed for your opinion.) :) Thanks for tipping the scales; I'll make the changes this afternoon. Happy Sunday, friend!


  2. Thank you so so much for your guided reading cheat sheet! I am a first year teacher on a young team and effective guided reading has been a huge challenge for me (and the rest of us). Having this on hand will make sure I'm doing what I need to do without feeling lost. :) I can't wait to use this!

  3. I love your guided reading cheat sheet! I am going to repost this on my facebook page. Thanks!


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