I wanted to share a few of the new resources that I'm using in my reading block that I just couldn't live without. Everyone that does Guided Reading knows that staying organized is essential, especially when you are trying to manage several reading groups. Most years I have 5 groups, which is a good number. This year I have 7 groups, which makes scheduling a bit more challenging. Some days I'm begging for a free moment, so I can pull another group.
Over the summer, I decided to revamp my Balanced Literacy Binder. Over the last eleven years, I can say I have tried about every form imaginable for keeping track of my guided reading group notes. For a long time I loved using labels, but these labels would end up everywhere! I never seemed to find the time to hunt for the correct page to stick it on.
The forms I'm now using are pictured and explained below. They are working really well, and I'm beyond happy about that.
Here is a peek at what's included in my binder.
Click here to check it out on TPT.
Now for a freebie!!!I created sight word cards based on the the first 300 Fry Words. Our students are responsible for 50 words each six weeks, so each ring contains 50 words. They make a great sight word station. I generally have my students see how many they can read in one minute. It's another great way to build fluency.
Simply click here to head to TPT to download all of the sets in one zip file..