Guided Reading Mini-Course

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Welcome to Guided Reading!

This course will illustrate the importance of guided reading as an instructional method to develop early literacy.

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Additionally, through this course you will learn how to develop a guided reading lesson.

For each unit, you will focus on key essential questions to guide your learning:

  • What is guided reading ?
  • What are the key components to planning a guided reading lesson?
  • How can you create a guided reading lesson?

Ultimately, by the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Define guided reading
  • Grasp the importance of guided reading in an elementary classroom
  • Analyze a guided reading lessonCreate a guided reading lesson


This course will be split into two units. The learning objectives for the two units are as follows:

Unit 1:

  • Learners will define guided reading based on their own prior experiences.
  • Learners will name three benefits of guided reading instruction.
  • Learners will analyze guided reading lessons and list at least 3 key components of guided reading instruction.

Unit 2:

  • Learners will create their own guided reading lesson.
  • Learners will redefine guided reading instruction based on newly acquired knowledge.

Before you begin the course, you will be asked to complete a pre-assessment so as to gather what you already know about guided reading.

'Throughout the course, you will be required to use google drive to complete tasks.

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'Unit One: Understanding Guided Reading

Lesson One: What is Guided Reading?

Lesson Two: What are the Benefits of Guided Reading?

Lesson Three: What are the 3 key components of a guided reading lesson?

'Unit Two:

Lesson One: Creating a Day 1 Guided Reading Lesson Based on Leveled Text

Lesson Two: Learners will redefine guided reading instruction based on newly acquired knowledge