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The Guided Reading Lesson - How often? How long?
The length of a guided reading lesson varies given the text being read, the size of the group, and the teaching focus for the day. This document provides a short description of how to work with four different groups of readers: Early to Emergent, Developing, Transitional, and Fluent.
The Guided Reading Lesson Teaching Focus - How do I know what to teach?
Each book that you share with a group of students will hold within its pages lots of fodder or these mini-lessons. Consider the type of readers you are working with and the text piece you have chosen. Now, consider what you know this level of reader needs to learning order to progress further in his/her own reading process.