Guided Reading - Leveled Texts

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

How do I know which levels are appropriate for my students?

Some schools purchase between 5-6 copies of the same "leveled texts" so that once a child's level is determined teachers can select from a leveled book collection for guided reading activities. When selecting books for groups the following criteria should be considered.

  1. The selection should be easy enough for the child to read independently (90% accuracy).
  2. The selection should be interesting to the student.
  3. The selection should fit in well with the instruction goals.

Previously read selections should be made available to students so that they can reread them in different situations (pair & share or independently at home).

 

 


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