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.
A context in which a teacher supports each reader's development of effective strategies for processing texts at increasingly challenging levels of difficulty in a small group setting.
reading instruction in which the teacher provides the structure and purpose for reading and for responding to the material read.
A term that is sometimes used to describe a kind of instruction in which the teacher guides students in their reading and understanding of a text. In a guided reading situation a teacher may provide pre-, during, and/or post-reading guidance and/or instruction to ensure that students have a successful reading experience.
reading instruction that is guided or led by the teacher. The teacher supplies the goal and format for reading and responding to the text.
is the strategy whereby a teacher "guides" small groups of students through the text for the purpose of predicting, assisting in comprehension, focusing upon specific skills, and/or coaching the use of various reading strategies which will make the reading effort more successful.
A method of reading instruction in which students with similar reading skills or difficulties meet for lessons in small groups with a teacher. It is akin to the reading-group instruction familiar to students of another era, except that in the older method students generally stayed put throughout the school year, while in guided reading, kids can easily move among different groups based on their skills.
A context wherein the teacher interacts with small groups of students as they read books that present a challenge. The teacher introduces reading strategies, tailoring the instruction to the needs of the students. When the students read, the teacher provides praise and encouragement as well as support when needed. Proponents of guided reading, Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinell, have stated, "The ultimate goal of guided reading is to help children learn how to use independent reading strategies successfully."
This approach is the heart of reading instruction for whole language teachers. It allows learners to "see" how the reading process works. In this approach the teacher usually focuses on one aspect of the process that a child or group of children need. All the strategies proficient readers use to construct meaning any be explored during this approach, including sounding out, left-to-right tracking, identifying pronoun referents, handling unknown words our unfamiliar names, an correcting an unacceptable miscue. During the activity, teachers lead children into literacy events that stretch them a bit. Sometimes, this approach is followed by extension activities; it may take place one-on-one or in a small or large group.
Guided reading is a method of teaching reading to children. It forms part of the National Literacy Strategy for England and Wales and is therefore a preferred approach employed within primary schools. Guided Reading sessions involve a teacher and a group of around six children.