Grouping Students for Guided Reading—The Importance of Observing Students Beforehand

Teacher Observation is Key in Grouping Students for Guided ReadingGrouping students for guided reading first requires that teachers ‘know their students.’ Teachers assess their students, using the tools they know—letter/sound checks, a fluency passage, a benchmarking kit. Yet somehow, when teachers put the students together, the grouping just doesn’t seem to be quite ‘right.’ Something is missing—and the missing piece is teacher observation. Teacher observation is [...]