Guided Reading is a program offered at our elementary schools. It involves organizing students with a similar level of reading into small groups. Small group instruction is effective because the teacher can focus precisely on what the students need to move forward in their development. The difficulty of the material is matched to the group’s abilities, so just the right amount of challenge is present.
The groupings are dynamic and flexible. Teachers regularly change the composition of the groups to adjust to the different learning needs of the readers.
Research shows that guided reading is an important part of a quality literacy program. It is one of the most modern methods of teaching reading. And it is accepted as a particularly appropriate strategy for children who are moving toward fluency in their literacy development.
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