Guided Reading Notebook

As part of my graduate studies, I am working on putting together a reference notebook for the undergraduate future teachers to have as a resource in their classroom. Remember, this notebook is aimed at the lower grades, K, 1 or 2. So far I have the following in the example notebook:

  • List of DRA / Fountas and Pinnell and AR reading Level comparisons
  • Uppercase/Lower case letter recognition sheet (Fountas and Pinnell)
  • List of the most common 100 High-Frequency Words (Fountas and Pinnell)
  • Blank Running Record Form
  • A coding Running Records Cheat Sheet (list of all the coding marks) (Fountas and Pinnell)
  • Guide for Observing and Noting Reading Behaviors (Fountas and Pinnell)
  • Prompts to Support the Use of Processing Strategies
  • List of Processing Strategies
  • Guided Reading Lesson Plan Template
  • Blank Paper for anecdotal notes
I am being very selective in what I include because I don’t want to overwhelm them with too much information. Baby steps!