190: Getting Started with Guided Reading in the Junior Grades

Youtube video:

Watch it on YouTube


Do you need help with your guided reading sessions? 

If so, I am excited to be sharing a complete plan for you to schedule your guided reading time in your junior classroom. 

In this episode, I am teaching you how to set up your guided reading, and I am dispelling some myths about how to structure it, especially as it pertains to junior grade levels. 

I know that not all of your students are at the same level, and you need a schedule that can adapt to that. Guided reading should be a tool for you to use to assess your students’ progress, so let’s make that easier for you! 

In Today’s Episode We Discuss:

  • What guided reading is 
  • What guided reading looks like at the junior level
  • How to adapt to different reading skills 
  • Why not every student needs an equal amount of face time with you
  • Assessing how your students are meeting expectations
  • The goal of guided reading sessions 
  • How to group your students 
  • Setting up your guided reading schedule 
  • How long guided reading time should be 


I hope this helps you figure out how to fit guided reading time into your schedule and shows you some of the benefits of it for you and your students! 

I know that through these tips, you’ll be able to get it all planned out without any of the stress!

If you want more help getting things planned out and you are ready to transform your literacy program, I want to invite you to sign up for our free masterclass on how to plan and schedule your language arts. You will have a start-to-finish plan to get it all done in the time that you have. Save your seat now at www.madlylearning.com/masterclass2021


Resources Mentioned:



Additional Resources:

Follow the Podcast

Follow Along on Instagram 

Follow Along on Facebook 

Don’t forget you can always catch the show on the Madly Learning YouTube channel!


Other Episodes You’ll Enjoy:

189: Setting Up Your Teaching Timetable

188: Meet the Madly Learning Team

187: What Makes Canadian Teachers Unique?

Follow & Review on Apple Podcasts

Are you following my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today so you don’t miss any future episodes! Click here to follow on Apple Podcasts. If you are loving the podcast, I would LOVE it if you would leave me a review on  Apple Podcasts.


You might also like...