Guided Reading 2016

Guided Reading
“The ultimate goal of guided reading is to help children learn how to use independent reading strategies effectively” (Fountas and Pinnell 1996:2)

What is Guided Reading?
• Teacher works with 4-6 students in each group.
• Using levelled/banded readers and multiple copies of these readers.
• Children are grouped according to similarities in reading development and instructional reading levels.
• Teacher introduces/consolidates strategies and concepts to support independent reading.
• Every child reads and is supported by teacher.

Why is Guided Reading Important?
 • Enables teachers to learn about the processes involved in learning to read.
• Provides a bridge to successful independent reading .
• Provides lots of opportunities for children to read texts at appropriate level .
• Enables teachers to critically evaluate and choose appropriate reading material.