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Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of March 18th

posted Mar 18, 2018, 2:06 PM by Courtney Richardson   [ updated Mar 28, 2018, 4:00 PM ]
Guided Writing Booklet 

We created a book from Dr. Richardson's guided writing webinar. Each page of the book has a summary statement of expectations for guided writing at a particular level. Target skills and strategies for that level are bulleted below the summary statement.  

Teachers can use this book at the table for guided instruction to maintain a focus for teaching points and conferring during guided writing instruction. For example, if a teacher is instructing students at a level D, s/he might choose for a student to reread each sentence with the eraser side of a pencil so that the student can monitor for meaning by making sure all words are included. Another student may need to work on adding endings to words. A specific student goal can be put on a post-it note and placed on a student's practice page as a reminder.
Teachers can also use the list of target skills and strategies to determine a teaching point that may be generative for the whole group. For example, when students are completing guided writing for the day, a teacher may have students go back and check their writing to see that each sentence starts with a capital letter.
Finally, teachers can use the list as a reflection tool. If all students control most of the skills and strategies at this level, the teacher may feel confident in moving the students to the next level.
Since the book has a page for each level Pre A-J+, teachers can use it as a reference for teaching and reflecting across many levels of guided instruction and groups they see each day. *Booklet is attached below.  

Written by: Jill Floodstrom, Teaching and Learning Coordinator, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Nationally Board Certified Teacher, Champaign Unit 4 Schools, Champaign, IL
Courtney Richardson,
Mar 18, 2018, 2:06 PM