Guided Reading Activities and Lesson Plans for Level I - learning-at-the-primary-pond
Guided Reading Activities and Lesson Plans for Level I - learning-at-the-primary-pond
Guided Reading Activities and Lesson Plans for Level I - learning-at-the-primary-pond

Guided Reading Activities and Lesson Plans for Level I


Level I Guided Reading Materials - complete lessons and books, comprehension and writing resources, phonological awareness activities, phonics games, decoding strategy visuals, and more!

Guided reading is a powerful instructional routine for teaching literacy, but planning for it can take a long time. 

You want to keep things fresh for your students, but it's difficult to remember what activities you've already done with each group.

Sometimes you run out of ideas to engage your students. Sometimes you just aren't sure what to teach next.

This resource pack takes the tediousness and guesswork out of planning for guided reading!

It includes over 400 pages of resources that are clearly and carefully organized, so that you can find exactly what you need in a snap.

The materials in this resource pack will enable you to:
- Cut down on the amount of time you spend planning for guided reading
- Engage your students with a variety of meaningful activities
- Appropriately challenge your students and move them to higher reading levels
- Keep track of the skills you teach each student across time
- Learn more about what skills and strategies are essential for students whose instructional reading level is I

Here's what's included:
- Clear written and video instructions
- 4 complete guided reading lessons and books for level I (for single sided or double sided printing)
- Printable and editable lesson plan templates so you can make your own additional plans for your own books
- Running record forms, level-specific checklists, and anecdotal note forms for assessment
- Decoding and fluency strategy posters, cards, and menus for visually reinforcing strategies
- Comprehension prompts, questions, posters, cards, activities, and sentence starters for discussions
- Printable activities for word study 
- Writing resources
- Printable and editable forms to help you track the skills you teach each guided reading group

The following bundles are also available (click on any link to view the bundle):

Please contact Alison at if you have any questions about the materials!

Total Pages: 475 pages

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I teach in a split-grade class (i.e. 1st and 2nd). How should I select products for my students?

Alison always recommends getting the lower of the two grade levels. So if you teach in a 1st and 2nd grade class, get a 1st grade version. You can always differentiate in small groups or 1:1 to challenge your more advanced students!

I teach in Canada and am looking to buy some of your literacy products. How does the Canadian curriculum align to the U.S. curriculum?

Our Canadian customers tell us that it’s best to purchase one grade level down. If you teach first grade, for example, try a Kindergarten product. You can also check the preview file of any resource in our TpT store to see example lessons to help you make your decision!

These games are great! I love that there is an assessment with it so I can really see what skills my students need more practice with. Once they learn the games they are able to do them independently as well.

Alecia D.
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I used this resource when a couple of my students picked decoding multisyllabic words as their goal. This really allowed them to work on their goal independently! I loved that they were able to own their learning.

Aubrey S.
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My students love these games for small groups, and once some of them are able to play them independently, they are able to teach others! Great academic skill review that is fun for them!

Barbara P.
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