posted Nov 8, 2016, 9:42 AM by Courtney Richardson
Avoid Bungee Jumping
I'm passionate about guided reading because I've seen it transform readers at every grade level. Guided reading is the bridge between teacher modeling and independent practice. Often we model a reading strategy, such as asking questions or reading with expression, and then expect students to "bungee jump" and do it by themselves. More times than not, students need small-group lessons and one-on-one scaffolding before they can use the strategy effectively in their independent reading.