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Warming Up For Guided Reading

If you do guided reading, you know how hard it is to find great tools for teaching specific skills and strategies before or during a guided reading lesson. I found it especially hard to find resources that had great examples to model the strategies with.

And when I did find tools, they were never in one place! I used book samples, task cards, magnetic letters, and of course had to come up with my own examples to use on my whiteboard.

All this planning was so time-consuming!

Soooooo, I set off to create a resource that had it all there. In one place. Organized. Ready to go.

Tools that you can quickly find when you need them (and before your students start poking each other and playing with the piece of crayon wrapper they found on the floor).

I used my own 17 years of teaching experience, books by Fountas & Pinnell, Jan Richardson, Wiley Blevins, and Jen Seravallos (a few of my favorites!), and came up with these Guided Reading Warm-ups. Get a FREE SAMPLE here.

This Guided Reading Toolkit for levels AA-D is the perfect resource to warm up for your small group lessons in kindergarten and first grade! It includes 1-page warm-ups, 250 task cards, and teacher tent cards to use before or during guided reading or strategy groups. It comes with covers, labels, and tabs to help you stay organized! #tejedastots #guidedreading

What are Guided Reading Warm-ups?

There are 3 components to the Warm-ups resource (and soon they will ALL be digital):

1- One-page Warm-ups:

These are designed to be a quick review and practice of reading skills and strategies to warm up your students for reading! You can do the whole page or pick a section to work on. I included directions in each box, so these are great for assistants, substitute teachers, and parents as well. There are 181 warm-ups for levels AA-J in the Guided Reading Warm-ups bundle. DIGITAL Google Slides version INCLUDED

These guided reading warm-ups are perfect to get your kindergarten and first grade students ready for reading. Review skills and strategies they need before diving into a book. Teacher instructions to read are in each box to make it easy. Organized by level. #tejedastots #guidedreading
Example of a 1-page warm-up

NEW** Digital warm-up pages are now available! These are included in the bundles and available separately.

Levels AA-D

Levels EFG

Levels HIJ

2- Skill Cards:

Some students need more intensive practice with just one skill/strategy at a time, including comprehension. These cards focus on one skill, providing many practice opportunities. There are 646 cards included in the bundle!

These guided reading skill task cards are perfect for practicing reading skills and strategies. Organized by reading level, they are perfect for for your small group lessons or centers.  #tejedastots #guidedreading
These guided reading skill task cards are perfect for practicing reading skills and strategies. Organized by reading level, they are perfect for for your small group lessons or centers.  #tejedastots #guidedreading
These fit nicely into small photo storage boxes.
These guided reading skill task cards are perfect for practicing reading skills and strategies. Organized by reading level, they are perfect for for your small group lessons or centers. You can make them even more fun and interactive with translucent chips or toy cars! Store them in a small photo box or add them to a ring. #tejedastots #guidedreading
Make them interactive with transparent chips!

3- Teacher Tent Cards:

I absolutely love these! If you are always looking for examples to use when teaching a skill or strategy, these 2-sided cards will become your best friend! They fold so that they stand, with one side showing a teacher script to read and the other an example to model with to help students understand! Talk about taking the guesswork out of teaching the skills and strategies! No planning necessary and no more fumbling to find an example to model! There are 74 tent cards in the following 4 categories:

Print Concepts

Decoding

Comprehension & Monitoring

Fluency & Expression

I love using these guided reading teacher tent cards! If you 
teach reading skills and strategies, these will be your new best friend! They fold to stand with a teacher script on one side and an example to model the strategy on the student side. No planning ahead for this ready-to-go guided reading tool.  #tejedastots #guidedreading
I love that these fit nicely in a Dollar Tree bin! I added tabs for organization too.
I love using these guided reading teacher tent cards! If you  teach reading skills and strategies, these will be your new best friend! They fold to stand with a teacher script on one side and an example to model the strategy on the student side. No planning ahead for this ready-to-go guided reading tool.  #tejedastots #guidedreading

These 3 components make up my Guided Reading Warm-ups toolkit. You can print and organize everything so it’s ready to go when you need it. I added binder covers, separators, tabs, task card covers, and tent card tabs to make everything super organized (because who can function with a hot mess guided reading table??).

Levels AA-D: Guided Reading Warm-ups Levels AA-D

Levels EFG: Guided Reading Warm-ups Levels EFG

Levels HIJ: Guided Reading Warm-ups Levels HIJ

Or, save with the Complete Set with Levels AA-J: Guided Reading Warm-ups Levels AA-J

Struggle to Fit in All Your Guided Reading Groups?

There are weeks I don’t get to meet with all of my groups- lessons run over time, schedule changes, pull-outs, holidays, interruptions, students are absent….the list goes on and on.

A really great thing about this is not only can you use as a guided reading warm-up, but you can also use for a quick strategy group lesson and reach lots of groups in a small amount of time! Choose a warm-up page at your students’ level (some skills overlap, so you can use pages from a level above and below, depending on your students’ needs). Review the skills and strategies on the page just before they go do their independent reading.

Want to use their books for your strategy group? Great! Use the teacher tent cards to model a quick example of the target skill or strategy before sending them off.

Be Prepared!

I know what happens when you don’t have the tools you need to review a skill or strategy on the spot. You waste time. You have to think of an example, fumble through a book, or try to remember where you put that certain something that would be perfect!

And there’s almost nothing worse than feeling unprepared or unable to help a student with what they need. Grab this toolkit at a discounted price and have everything on hand for your guided reading lessons!

Guided Reading Warm-ups Toolkit AA-D

Guided Reading Warm-ups Toolkit EFG

Guided Reading Warm-ups Toolkit HIJ

Each level is also available separately, as well as the tent cards. Scroll to see some of what’s included in each level. The bundle description has links to each of these.

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