Guided Reading - Grouping Students

Guided Reading Overview l Grouping Students l Leveled Texts l What Others Do l Teacher Resources

How do I group my students?

If you are new to the guided reading approach it is probably best to begin with homogeneous groupings based on reading ability (determined through assessment such as running records, teacher observations, etc). This enables you to focus on a few strategies for a particular reading group. However, it is important to continually assess the reading development of your groups as some students will be ready to move to another group sooner than others.

As you become more familiar with the guided reading approach you will be able to identify areas when your groupings can be arranged by reading selection (i.e. birds, snakes, bats), genre (fantasy or informational texts), or social situations.

 


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