Definitions for "Guided Reading"
An approach to teaching reading where children are placed homogeneously into fluid reading groups of 4-6 children. Each student has his/her own copy of the reading text or book so that the teacher may guide children through talking, reading, and thinking their way purposefully through the text. Children are made aware of strategies that can be used in gaining meaning from text. For children in the beginning stages of reading development, guided reading serves as a way of ìlearning to readî, and for more fluent readers, guided reading assists them in ìreading to learn.
A reading process in which the teacher guides students through text, using a series of structured activities before, during, and after reading.
A practice whereby a teacher or instructor leads small groups of student through short texts to facilitate learning of fluency, comprehension, and problem-solving strategies.