Is there anything better than teaching guided reading? You have the chance to work one-on-one with students, talk about books, and, of course, see all these time-honored faces, sometimes in 20 minutes or less….
1. The “Hooray! It’s Time for Guided Reading!” Face
There’s nothing like that mad rush for the guided reading table when it’s finally their turn. For tips on getting students to the table faster, read more from real teachers here!
2. The “We’re Starting a New Book Today” Face
Yaaasssss! A new Magic Tree House!
3. The “Who Wants to Read First?” Face
Please don’t pick me, please don’t pick me….
4. The “You Know I’m Going to Call on SOMEONE, Right?” Face
Come on, kids. Reading is fun. For inspiration on getting kids more engaged during guided reading, click here!
5. “The Concentrating REALLY Hard on Sounding Out This Word” Face
I think I can, I think I can….
6. The “Trying Not to Finish the Word This Kid Is Sounding Out” Face
Hold your tongue.
7. The “I Just Read That Word!” Face
8. The “You Just Read That Word!” Face
Time to celebrate.
9. The “Don’t Interrupt Guided Reading Time” Face
Are you bleeding or dying? No? Then please sit down so I can work with my guided reading group. Watch here for more tips on managing your GR groups.
10. The “Dreaded Plot Twist” Face
When they get so into reading a story, they gasp out loud.
11. The “Whew! There Is a Happy Ending” Face
When everything turns out OK in the end.
12. The “Everyone’s Answering My Comprehension Questions at the Same Time” Face
Cannot. Process. Check out this modeling video for more ideas on asking the right questions.
13. The “Hmm, This Kid Has a Totally Wacky Inference” Face
Bonus points for creativity.
14. The “Never-Ending Text-to-Self Connection” Face
Wow, we just got a lot of backstory!
15. The “Lightbulb Moment” Face
When everything just clicks. Read more on taking GR to the next level from expert Maria Walther.
16. The “Our Guided Reading Group Is the Best!” Face
We love it when they bond over a good book.
What faces did we miss? Tell us in the comments! And if you’re looking for guided reading resources, be sure to check out Scholastic’s Guided Reading Programs. Learn more about guided reading and sign up for a free e-sampler!