More Than Guided Reading

Finding the Right Instructional Mix

Is there too much emphasis on guided reading in primary classrooms? It's a question that many educators, like kindergarten teacher and literacy coach Cathy Mere, are starting to ask.

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Is there too much emphasis on guided reading in primary classrooms? It's a question that many educators, like kindergarten teacher and literacy coach Cathy Mere, are starting to ask.

Guided reading provides opportunities to teach students the strategies they need to learn how to read increasingly challenging texts, but Cathy found that she needed to find other ways to help students gain independence. While maintaining guided reading as an important piece of their reading program, teach...read more

About the Author(s)

Cathy Mere is currently teaching first grade in Hilliard City Schools, Hilliard, Ohio. She has taught kindergarten through sixth grade, most recently teaching and learning alongside students and colleagues at J.W. Reason Elementary as a literacy specialist and kindergarten teacher.

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Contents
Foreword by Max Brand
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: What Balance?
Chapter 2: The Focus Lesson: Creating Common Conversations
Chapter 3: Independence Through Conferences
Chapter 4: Book Selection: Less Leveling, More Focused Choice
Chapter 5: Growing Our Libraries
Chapter 6: Weaving Reading and Writing Workshop Together
Chapter 7: Using Assessment to Guide Our Teaching
Chapter 8: Finding Balance
References

Product Details

Grade Range: K-3
Media: 160 pp/paper
Year: 2005
Item No: WEB-0388
ISBN: 978-157110-388-8

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