Organized Classroom has had some great guest blog posts over the years and this one all about guided reading resources organization is another great example!
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Hello again. I wanted to share with you an idea I found on Pinterest (of course) this summer and knew I just had to try in my own classroom.
It is a guided reading crate.
Previously I had all of my materials at my desk in baskets for each group and I would change up what was in each basket before or after a lesson.
Now I have everything I need in one, easily transportable, location!
I bring it to my desk when planning, to the carpet area if I need it or near my work table when working with a group.
Inside the crate I have hanging folders. I have a folder for each of my guided reading groups.
On Friday I place the books for the next week’s rotations in the folders along with the teacher guide.
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I use one or two of the other folders for any center materials I may be using that week – a making words activity, task cards, a fun writing activity etc.
Another folder holds comprehension questions that I can use while meeting with a group of students or that I can easily pull out and give to students to use during partner reading or after finishing their guided reading books.
I have a section for reading response worksheets for any text that are already photocopied and ready to go.
Lastly I have two binders.
One is for all of the reading response worksheets I find or create throughout the year.
The other is for any shared reading resources I create or find online.
I like having these binders close by when planning. I can quickly look through them and find activities I can use with certain groups and can easily differentiate my lessons.
I am loving this way of organizing my guided reading resources!
How do you organize your guided reading resources? Leave us a comment below to share.
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