Through guided reading, students are better able to practice specific strategies
with the teacher's support. This leads to better independent reading practices.
Students' individual reading levels and abilities are assessed throughout the
year. Students work with a small group of children who use similar reading skills and
strategies and are able to read similar levels of text with support.
There are various
indicators of student
reading level we use. You will find Fountas & Pinnell
letters on guided reading books and lexile levels on SRI book lists that come
home. Note that each reader is unique and begins, develops, and advances
at their own pace and we try to accommodate that through guided reading.