“What do you do with the rest of the class during guided reading?”

It's the #1 question I get asked about small group reading instruction. The secret is differentiation for engagement.

In the above video, I lay the foundation for ensuring that the rest of the class is engaged while we teach for guided reading.

A strong foundation will make or break our year, so be sure to consider whether your students are working on their level during independent times. Or, are they working at a level that's too easy or too hard?

That May. Be. Why. They're. Off-Task.

Watch the above video to discover how a strong foundation will help you know what to do with the rest of the class!

Then, please tune in for the rest of the series on our Facebook page at 8 pm (EST; New York City time).

We'll keep building on this foundation to show how differentiation can be accomplished…and not drive the teacher crazy with constant planning, copying, laminating, and cutting! ?

Upcoming Topics in the Series–What Do You Do with the Rest of the Class?

9/19 Group by just 3 core drivers of reading achievement
9/26 How to rely on the same, but differentiated, centers
10/3 Six centers to streamline your instruction

Curious about how we recommend you group for small group instruction? Learn more about easy, differentiated small groups here.

This method for grouping for reading allows us to have differentiated centers/stations that are simple to plan and manage!

Are your students going to centers or stations and working at their level? Or is everyone expected to do the same activity, in the same way?

What are your challenges and successes, regardless?

Please comment below with your experience!!