Literacy Night Guided Reading Bev Meyeroff Reading Specialist County Line firstname.lastname@example.org 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? HOW DID YOU LEARN TO READ? Bev Meyeroff GROUPING From the running record teachers identify students with similar instructional needs and place them in small, flexible groups. Bev Meyeroff 2010 7 Gradual Release of Responsibility TEACHER RESPONSIBILITY “I do it” Focus Lesson “We do it” Guided Instruction Independent: IDR “You do it alone” STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY (c) Fisher & Frey, 2006 Guided Instruction, Practice, Application • Guided reading lessons are designed to provide support so students can apply and practice strategies on their own. Bev Meyeroff 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 Bev Meyeroff 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 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 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 Word Solving and Comprehension Strategies You Can Support at Home Bev Meyeroff 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 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 READING IS THINKING! • Thinking is the essence of reading! • Reading is more than just saying words! Hmmm… Bev Meyeroff Bev Meyeroff Bev Meyeroff Questions?