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Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of January 3rd

posted Jan 4, 2016, 5:36 AM by Courtney Richardson

Selecting Informational Texts for Guided Reading

Nonfiction books are great for guided reading. Children are attracted by the vivid photographs and motivated by their quest to know about real things. Select books that match your students’ interests and have rich text features. Consider the level range of your readers. As a general rule of thumb, I select nonfiction texts one level below the group’s instructional level. The book should offer some challenges so that students will have to use strategies, but it should be easy enough to allow them to experience success. Check out these new nonfiction books from Pioneer Valley Books:

I have written “Next Step” lesson plans for these books in the new guided reading system for K-2 called, Literacy Footprints: