Presentation on theme: "Responsive Guided Reading"— Presentation transcript:
1Responsive Guided Reading Jennifer Berne & Sophie DegenerWith support from International Reading Association Gertrude Whipple grantNational-Louis University
2Where Does Guided Reading Fit into the Balanced Literacy Program? Shared readingGuided readingIndependent readingRead aloudWord workWriting4/13/2017
3Shared Reading Whole class instruction Time for introducing or reinforcing skills or strategiesVocabulary strategiesComprehension strategiesDecoding skillsTeacher does the reading; canuse challenging textsTeacher explains and modelsStudents observe and interactwith teacher support
4Guided Reading Small group instruction in homogeneous groups Time for students to practice, with support, what they have learned during shared readingStudent reads instructionallevel texts and teacher providessupport as neededRest of the class is workingindependently
5Independent ReadingStudents read independent level texts on their own, though teacher may conference with students during this timeTime for students to practice skillsand strategies learned duringshared reading and reinforcedduring guided reading4/13/2017
6Read Aloud Teacher reads while students listen. Goal is to encourage enjoyment of literatureLearning occurs through exposure tovocabulary, talk about book,introduction to new structures,but enjoyment/engagement isthe emphasis4/13/2017
7Word WorkVocabulary, spelling, decoding multisyllabic words, prefixes, suffixes, etc.Can be learned in large group, small group, or in centers4/13/2017
8Writing Process writing and other kinds of writing Can also be whole group (mini-lessons), small group, and independent work.4/13/2017
10Characteristics of RGRGs A predictable, transparent structure Students understand how RGRG’s operate, and they operate in the same specific ways every time.
11Characteristics of RGRGs The teacher waits for students to miscue before determining the cue or instruction There is minimal planning associated with these groups. Children get customized instruction that, for the most part, cannot be anticipated.
12Characteristics of RGRGs The books selected for RGRGs are selected for level, not high interest or theme The content of the book is subordinated, in this teaching context, to the form.
13Characteristics of RGRGs High instructional level is key in efficient use of texts in responsive guided reading groups. If the child doesn’t miscue or have a comprehension breakdown rather quickly, then instruction is limited.
14Characteristics of RGRG’s Responsive guided reading groups should be brief--20 minutes maximum Longer groups tax the ability of the rest of the class and puts the consistency of the groups at risk.
15Characteristics of RGRGs Responsive Guided Reading groups are most beneficial as sites for practicing that which has been previously introduced, not for introducing new strategies Instruction that can be done whole group should continue to be done whole group.
16Structure of RGRGsGuided reading done everyday (often 2 groups per day)Groups of 4-6 studentsGroup meet 1-3 times per weekGroup duration should be less than 20 minutesOther children engaged in independent work: centers or independent literacy activities
17What matters Hearing each child read Using correct level text Having them leave with something “In their pocket”Engaging the rest of the class in independent literacy activitiesDoing it the same way every timeHearing children make errorsTeaching reading, not teaching a particular text
18What doesn’t matter Finishing the text High interest in the text Thematic links to anythingLong introductions to the book
19Responsive Guided Reading Groups for beginning and fluent readers Beginning ReadersFluent ReadersWord recognitionDecoding StrategiesComprehension strategiesVocabulary strategies
20Beginning readers: Most common cues *Try again, this time take a running start *Do you see a little word inside that big word that you might know? *Does this start/end like a word you do know? *What happens if I cover up this part, what do you see then? *Look at the picture, then the first sound, and see if you can guess. *What word that fits there might make sense? *Does that look like a word on your word wall?
21Fluent readers: What to listen for Pace (slow or fast)Monotone dictionReading through punctuationMispronunciation without self-correction
22Teacher “cheat sheet” for fluent readers Pace of readingToo fastToo slowExpressionPresentAbsentPausingStops at punctuationDoesn’t stop at punctuationSelf monitorsStops to correctDoesn’t stop to correctBody languageComfortableNot comfortable
23How to tell if meaning has broken down FictionInformationalWhat just happened? What do you predict will happen and on what basis are you making that prediction? What other stories are like this and in what ways? Can you retell the passage?What information is being discussed? What did you just learn about (frogs, Helen Keller, the American West)? What do you think the next section will cover? Can you summarize the most important information?
24Cues for fluent readers Attending cuesMeaning cuesGo back and rereadWrite or take notesConnect or ask questionsImageRead in smaller chunksVocabulary strategyConnect to other knowledgeDo further researchUse text structure
25Parts and timing Brief intro (less than 30 seconds). Teacher reads (30 seconds).Children chorally read with teacher (30 seconds).Children are directed to continue to read silently or to whisper read (30 seconds).Teacher circulates to each child listening to them read (2 minutes per child/ 5 children = 10 minutes).Teacher asks children to stop reading (30 seconds).Teacher summarizes the strategy she worked on with each child and asks them to say it back (5 minutes).Teacher calls the next group and repeats 1-7.
26Brief Introduction (30 seconds) Beginning ReadersFluent ReadersI found this book and I think we will have lots of opportunities to practice figuring out words we don’t know.This will have lots of sections. Remember to use the section headings to help you along.
29Teacher reminds students what to do while they wait. (30 seconds) Beginning readersFluent ReadersWhile you wait for me, take a look at the text and see if you can figure out the words based on the pictures and/or the sounds. If you cannot figure out all the words, see which you can. Remember I picked this because it was hard, so don’t feel badly about the words you don’t know.While you wait for me or after I have read with you, make a list of all the words you have trouble understanding. Remember I picked this text because it is hard, so don’t be too worried by all those big words.
30Teacher circulates (2 mins./student) Beginning ReaderFluent ReaderI know that is a hard word. Why don’t you see if you can figure out the beginning sound, then look at the picture to see if you know a word that might fit that begins with that sound.I heard you reading and I see that you could say all those words but your tone made me think you were a little confused, can you tell me what you think just happened?
31Teacher asks students to stop reading (30 seconds)
32Teacher puts something in students’ pockets (5 minutes) Beginning readerFluent readerYou told me to try to find a little word in a big word You told me to look at the picture for a clue Now for the rest of the week I want you to try to do that every time you see an unknown word.We used the bold words to try to figure out the main points We took extra pauses at the punctuation. Now for the rest of the week I want you to try to do that every time you have trouble understanding what you read.
33A new group is called (one way to think about this) 25 students: 5 groups of 5Monday: Groups 1 and 2Tuesday: Groups 3 and 4Wednesday: Groups 5 and 1Thursday: Groups 2 and 3Friday: Groups 4 or 5 and 1
34What is great Minimal planning Hearing each child each week Ad hoc teaching
35What is a challenge Fighting the urge to change the practice Occupying the other studentsText selection
36Modeling: Note these parts Brief introTeacher readingGroup readingIndividual readingWrap upTake away