This K-5 session explains the use of supports and challenges within leveled texts. What are supports and challenges in leveled texts? What does a “level” mean? What is the difference between a leveled text and a text that has been leveled? How does a teacher look beyond the level when selecting a text?
This K-5 session focuses on assessments and grouping for guided reading. What assessments are necessary to inform instruction? How do I use a continuum of reading behaviors to assess and group students? How does instruction in small group change over the year and across the grades? How do I group my students and how often should I change my groups?
This K-5 session focuses on coming to a common definition of guided reading designed to support student meaning-making.What is Guided Reading?What best practices are critical for an engaging and effective small group lesson?What does it mean to co-construct meaning?What role does purposeful talk play in small groups? How is talking well about a text taught?