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1 Literacy Night Guided Reading Bev Meyeroff Reading Specialist County Line

2 GUIDED READING: Agenda How did you learn to read? What is guided reading? Word solving and comprehension strategies you can support at home (handout) Questions?

3 HOW DID YOU LEARN TO READ?

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6 GROUPING Bev Meyeroff From the running record teachers identify students with similar instructional needs and place them in small, flexible groups.

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8 Gradual Release of Responsibility (c) Fisher & Frey, 2006 TEACHER RESPONSIBILITY STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY Focus Lesson Guided Instruction “I do it” “We do it” Independent: IDR “You do it alone”

9 Guided Instruction, Practice, Application Guided reading lessons are designed to provide support so students can apply and practice strategies on their own. Bev Meyeroff

10 FOCUS LESSON K-2 Working with books Working with sounds Working with letters Word solving strategies Comprehension: retelling, character analysis, problem/solution, compare/contrast Vocabulary strategies Fluency 3-5 Word solving strategies Vocabulary strategies Fluency and phrasing Comprehension: retelling, character analysis, problem/solution, compare/contrast, visualizing, making connections, asking questions, determining importance, summarizing, cause and effect, inferring, evaluating Bev Meyeroff

11 CONFERRING… Guided reading is not round robin reading! The focus is on skills and strategies for independent reading of unfamiliar text. Students read the whole text independently and softly to themselves. Bev Meyeroff

12 BOOK SELECTION Teachers select a specific book for a guided reading group that clearly addresses the reading strategy students need to practice AND is at the students’ instructional level (students knows 90% of the words). Bev Meyeroff

13 Word Solving and Comprehension Strategies You Can Support at Home

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15 Word Solving Strategies Children need to have a series of strategies they can use when they do not know a word. Not just “SOUND IT OUT” Instead: “What could you try?” “Try it” “Try it again” Bev Meyeroff

16 WHAT DOES RESEARCH SAY ABOUT IMPROVING COMPREHENSION? Students need to learn what they should think about while they are reading. Students need to learn how to explain or describe their thinking. Bev Meyeroff

17 READING IS THINKING! Thinking is the essence of reading! Reading is more than just saying words! Hmmm…

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