For years I struggled with how to best record my observations and guided reading notes. I have looked at lots of different ideas online, and have tried several out in my own classroom. But, I always keep coming back to the simplicity of this form.
I developed it several years ago when working with the kindergarten teachers in my building. Their lesson plans for guided reading are stored separately, by book, and they needed the best way to store their observations during their daily guided reading groups. This form is designed to be used by student, and then stored by group. For me, this means in a binder I keep on my table. Because there is a form for each student, rather than by group, it’s really easy to rearrange as your groups change throughout the year. It also helps give you a quick look at students’ trends and improvements during guided reading lessons to help you focus your on-the-spot lessons or reteaching.
To see more about how I manage Guided Reading in my classroom, you can read my post with ideas for organization and planning- including my free guided reading lesson plan forms.
We are keeping our lesson plans for each book on index cards and in an index card box. That way, teachers can share lesson plans and they'll know which books are not available because the card is out. The teachers are storing these sheets by group so they can easily write observations and this way they don't have to rewrite entire plans daily!
Thank you for this freebies. I was trying to think of an easy way to keep documentation for each guided group. Especially my RtI children.
You're welcome! And you're welcome for the weather unit too. I didn't want to reply there and mess up the counts 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing!