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    By Linda/OH

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    There are many ways. Hopefully you'll get a variety of responses to help you.

    I typically use short texts (articles from Weekly Reader, short stories, poetry, articles from online sources, etc.) and work on comprehension strategies, word work, even fluency -whatever my students need. I want these meetings to be short and quick 10-15 min. Then they read independently back on their own. Sometimes the follow up is a graphic organizer-no "activities" unless there is something that lends itself well to the reading.

    That's what guided reading is-figuring out your students needs and guiding them to be successful readers. You're choosing texts at their instructional level and helping them navigate it so that they eventually read it on their own.

    I also do lit circles (leveled). I jumpstart groups by meeting with them in their small groups and maybe introducing some vocab or providing some background I think they'll need to understand.

    I often work with the lower groups more often than the higher level thinkers and readers. But it is very fluid. I try to have some sort of set schedule but it doesn't always work out:)

    It's also important to be flexible and be available to those who need more support than others.

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