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Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of October 21st

posted Oct 21, 2018, 7:40 PM by Courtney Richardson
Use a variety of formative assessments and anecdotal notes to pinpoint a focus for instruction-- the most effective instruction responds to each child’s precise needs. 

I frequently take running records during my guided reading lessons to help me analyze the reader and prompt for more efficient processing. But I also recommend using writing samples, word knowledge inventories and reading interest surveys.  Get to know your students – their strengths and their needs. As you plan your GR lessons, write a strategy focus on your lesson plan. It will help you provide targeted instruction. Follow the curriculum during whole-group focus lessons, but during guided reading follow the child!