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Guided Reading, Second Edition: An Overview

GuidedReadingBookBlogSince Fountas & Pinnell wrote the first edition of Guided Reading in 1996, a journey of over two decades evolved leading up to the publishing of Guided Reading, Second Edition. Guided Reading, Second Edition, was developed after two decades of spending time in the classroom, observing teachers, practicing techniques, speaking with a variety of educators (including administrators, teachers of English language learners, policy makers, and literacy coaches), reading extensive research, speaking with scholars, all the while writing many other books on related topics of classroom life and literacy, each time learning more and immersing themselves even more deeply in some aspect of teaching.

Guided Reading, Second Edition, is the result of all of those years, research, authored books, and uncountable days spent in the classroom, all wrapped into one Professional Book. 


What is Guided Reading, Second Edition?

This book is support for your teaching, and it is expanding upon your already crafted expertise. It is both a starting place and a place to further learning. The book Guided Reading, Second Edition, details —>

  • The concept and structure of guided reading
  • Getting started with and implementing guided reading, step-by-step
  • Specific ways to teach English language learners, and how this teaching must differ in order to meet unique needs 
  • Observing and assessing readers 
  • The connections between assessment and instruction, using The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum as a tool
  • Using high-quality texts to support responsive teaching 
  • The Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™, and how you can use it as a teaching tool 
  • Selecting and introducing texts in guided reading lessons 
  • The systems of strategic actions and teaching specifically for them 
  • Teaching for comprehension to assure deep understanding of texts 
  • Fostering a sense of community within the classroom 
  • Classroom management
  • Developing a cohesive learning community. 



What will I learn from this book?

  • What guided reading is, how it works, and what it looks like within a comprehensive literacy system
  • How to both prepare for and teach a guided reading lesson
  • How to select appropriate guided reading groups 
  • How to select meaningful, rich texts 
  • How to utilize responsive teaching during guided reading lessons 
  • The role of facilitative language 
  • How to extend upon a lesson by involving different types of writing and word work 
  • How to asses your students 
  • How to use guided reading for effective teaching of English language learners 
  • How to organize your classroom and build your daily schedule in order to implement a comprehensive literacy system
  • And so much more!

Who is this book for? Both NEW and EXPERIENCED:

  • Teachers
  • Educators
  • Administrators
  • Literacy Coaches
  • Education Undergrad and Graduate students. 


For more information, and for a full list of Fountas & Pinnell Professional Books, check out this blog post.

For purchasing information, head over to Heinemann's website here.

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keep learning.


 ~The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Team


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Topics: Classroom Resources, English Learners, Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™, Guided Reading, Professional Books, Professional Development, Featured Posts, Home, Reading Levels

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