<img height="1" width="1" alt="" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=940171109376247&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Teacher Tip: Reflecting on Your Guided Reading Lesson

MG5D2583After teaching, reflect on the lesson even if only for a short time. Usually, this reflective process is performed “on the run.” But reflection actually takes place throughout the lesson as you gather information from students’ discussion and their responses to the teaching points. You will always have some long-term goals for the students, but your notes as you implement the lesson (and right at the end), will help in adjusting your teaching. You might change the book you use the next day, but it’s more likely that you will slightly change the emphasis, the conversation, or the teaching in response to students. If today’s text offers appropriate opportunity, you may want to follow up on your teaching with similar decisions on other books, or you can encourage students to make connections between texts.

You might be surprised at how the brief notes you make during a guided reading lesson mount up as a valuable source of information. They may suggest that you need to regroup, change emphases, or move to a new level with a group of students.

From Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Copyright (c) 2017 by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Published by Heinemann.

Topics: Guided Reading, Teacher Tip Tuesday, Home

Tue, Jan 29, '19

If you have any questions or comments on this topic, please go to our Discussion Board.

Related Posts

The most trusted guiding reading books are now available in new combinations

From the creators of the F&P Text Level Gradient™, discover the guided reading collections that spark eng...
Thu, May 21, '20

Teacher Tip: How to Create Dynamic Guided Reading Groups

Creating guided reading groups is a dynamic process that you must always examine critically. The reading ...
Tue, Mar 10, '20

Teacher Tip: Selecting Books for Guided Reading

In order to select books for guided reading, start by looking through your set of leveled books. The leve...
Tue, Mar 3, '20

Get the Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide Apps on Google Play!

The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide Apps are now available in the Google Play Store! These apps are eas...
Thu, Feb 27, '20