These small group reading instruction materials are designed to help you organize and plan your literacy instruction and all toolkit materials are free.
This free small group reading instruction toolkit is designed to be a free classroom resource for teachers.
****All of the resources that comprise our small group toolkit are available in separate links below. You can click on each underlined link at the bottom of the post to access your free downloads. Put together a small group toolkit tailored to your own specific needs.****
These resources are meant for you to use in your small group guided reading setting. They have been created so that they can hopefully be used with any texts/levels your groups are reading.
Our thought is that you can spend some time printing, laminating and organizing all the resources ahead of time so that they are ready to go when you need them.
After downloading the files, spend some time thinking about which resources you feel you would use. Print those pages on card stock and then laminate them for durability.
Next think about how you would like them to be organized.
They will need to be easily accessible and possibly portable if you will be meeting with groups in various locations. (You may also want to think about preparing an extra set for instructional assistants or other adults who may be working with your small groups too.) We suggest using a file box so that you can easily organize and label everything.
We have created a collection of small group planning and recording forms. These have been designed to help you get started with planning. Not only will they help your planning run smoothly, the forms will give you a place to record your observations and track student growth.
Download your free planning forms here:
Some of the resources in this download are great to print and have available for instructional assistants or guest teachers.
We also created these fun Binder Covers for your Small Group Planning Binder! (This is editable using the newest version of Adobe Reader which is a free download.)
You might also like our Reading Conference Guide to help you with questioning during your small groups and/or conferences. This guide was created in order to help you as you are developing your one-on-one conferencing skills.
Below you will find links to all of our Small Group Resources posts to create your own personalized Toolkit.
Each of the posts for small group instruction have downloads for the materials you can make ahead of time.
Click on each title to be taken to the post containing the free resources. Be sure to bookmark this page so you can easily return in the future!
Some other resources you might be able to use to make your ultimate guided reading toolkit for your small groups are: