First of all, congratulations for making it through another school year and HAPPY SUMMER! I know we are all excited to have a moment to pause, take a deep breath and relax a little. I too am excited for this, but I am also looking forward to taking time to reflect, make needed and wanted changes, and moving forward with my career. This is why I LOVE hosting and participating in Summer Book Study For Educators with my friend Greg from The Kindergarten Smorgasbord. This year we will be learning all about how to take a step forward with guided reading.
2018 Educator’s Summer Book Study:
The Next Steps In Guided Reading
The book for this summer book study that we chose for this year is The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading: An Assess-Decide-Guide Framework for Supporting Every Reader by Jan Richardson.
I love that this book comes with the option of being spiral bound. This makes it so helpful to study with. Not sure why I get so excited about that, but it’s like the excitement of a laminator.
Why This Book?
Guided reading is an important part of teaching Kindergarten, isn’t it? This book is fabulous for helping educators step up their guided reading game! This book has incredible resources. It includes planning and instructional tools that will be needed to teach guided reading from a pre-A point all the way to fluent reading. The book is organized around Richardson’s proven Assess-Decide-Guide framework.
There are prompts, discussion starters, teaching points, word lists, intervention suggestions and so much more to support every student including students that are struggling or ones who speak multiple languages.
This book also includes:
- 29 comprehension modules that cover essential strategies including monitoring, retelling, inferring, summarizing, and more.
- Online resource bank with a variety of assessment and record keeping forms that are downloadable.
- Templates for stage specific lesson plans.
- 50+ videos of Jan showing the key parts of guided reading lessons for each stage.
How Does The Book Study Work?
Greg and I will be posting a weekly recap and our comments on one chapter per week. We will be starting Wednesday June 6, 2018. Our recaps will be posted each Wednesday.
We will also be doing Facebook Live broadcasts as well as Instagram Lives. These will be fascinating to get all of your input as well! Follow Along With Our Live Broadcasts Here:
Check Out Last Year’s’ Summer Book Study Here.
What Is The Next Step?
Buy the book HERE, or the Kindle version.
Read 1 chapter a week and then come back to read our perspective and get great ideas for making the most of your small groups!
Don’t forget that this is an interactive book study, so we want your opinions and teaching ideas and suggestions! Please leave your comments and and become an active participant!!