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I have used guided reading for a long time
Old 01-04-2012, 04:20 PM
 
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Guided reading has been around for more than 15 years. Our school district has used it for at least 12 (that's how long I've been teaching here) It's all I've ever known, so it's hard for me to compare.

I do a combination of guided reading and readers workshop (that is when you meet individually with every child) My corporation takes book rental money and invests in our guided reading library every year. We have quite a few books available to use (younger grade levels will need more books than older grade levels)

I do not do centers. The students are all reading during reading time. Some with me, some independently, some with a partner. It does take some planning time, but I think the kids get much more out of reading at their levels rather than all reading from a basal. I incorporate mini-lessons with my focus in groups. I meet with my lower kids everyday and my higher groups 2-3 times a week. I do have 6 groups with no more than 5 in a group.
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