Small Group Instruction

Guided Reading

Text level- titles, behaviors and characteristics A-S.pdf

GR Comprehension Questions Leveled and Categorized

Word Study at a Glance

Reading Level Expectation Chart

Tips for Managing Guided Reading with Large Class Sizes

How to Teach Guided Word Study

Guided Reading Lesson Planning Templates & Resources:


Guided-Reading-Observation-Form (transitional and fluent readers)

GRR Characteristics checklist

Low Inference Notes Organizer

Jan Richardson – guided reading activities summary

Characteristics of Text Levels A-R

Complementary Teaching Points for Reading Behaviors at Each Reading Level

F & P Comprehension Question Stems to Use During Guided Reading (fiction & non-fiction)

Guided_Reading_observation Forms for each level (includes behaviors to notice on side bar)


Excellent guided reading resources, tools, and links. (Check out the links at the bottom of the page)

Teaching Comprehension During Guided Reading

Guided Reading Lesson Prompts for Fictional Texts (downloadable posters)

leveled books gr. k-1

leveled books gr. 2 -3

Sample GR lessons and short texts appropriate to use for GR:

Guided Reading Lessons (downloadable and organized by Fountas & Pinnel Reading Levels) Courtesy of Warsaw Community Schools

Grade K Books (from K6 ThinkCentral )

The following are articles, podcasts and videos with a variety of ideas for effective classroom management strategies:

Center Activities:

Center activities for all 5 Pillars

Guided Reading Articles:

Research Base for Guided Reading as an Instructional Approach Fountas & Pinnell (article)

Guided Reading Videos:

Guided reading lesson- 2nd grade: Reading chapter books

 Guided Reading Webinar  This webinar walks you through all the steps of guided reading. It’s very good! Worth watching.

Classroom management during guided reading (video)