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Why is Guided Reading important for 4th and 5th grade?

Jan 21, 2014 2:55am

Education shifts every few years. It's difficult to know if an idea that was considered paradigm 10 years ago is still significant. Guided Reading has been around for a long time. Is it still relevant? Why?

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    • Jan 29, 2014 6:37am

      Good morning-

      It is definitely relevant because students need to receive foundational reading instruction at their instructional level before they can begin to struggle with more complex text. In my district, students have guided reading groups to work on foundational skills and then all whole class instruction is done within the Lexile bands outlined in the Common Core.

      Hope this helps,

      • Apr 15, 2014 12:11pm

        Guided reading helps students who do not have the foundations of reading in place yet be able to participate in a grade level reading experience. It allows for students who would otherwise be unable to do so to access story structure, characterization, setting, theme, conflict, resolution, etc. Also, on a more basic level, a struggling reader following along with a reading teacher learns about how fluent reading sounds.

        • Oct 16, 2014 9:25am

          does anyone have a strong list of skills/strategies to teach 5th grade in guided reading with suggested texts?