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Kindergarten guided reading small groups! Looking for ideas to help your students with their reading skills in small groups? Check out how I organize my small group time!

Guided Reading and Small Group in Kindergarten

September 27 Deedee 2 min read

We just finished our first week of small groups and guided reading.  Let me show you how it went.  Here is where it all goes down!

Kindergarten guided reading small groups!  Looking for ideas to help your students with their reading skills in small groups? Check out how I organize my small group time!

 

First I assigned my groups.  I name my groups to just keep it easy.  I let my most fragile learners pick their group name first!

Looking for ideas to help your students with their reading skills in small groups? Check out these kindergarten guided reading and small groups ideas!
 I updated all of my station work board cards this year.  You can get them for FREE here!
Looking for ideas to help your students with their reading skills in small groups? Check out these kindergarten guided reading and small groups ideas!

I formed my small groups based on the data reports I was able to get from ESGI… Um… love that program!

Looking for ideas to help your students with their reading skills in small groups? Check out these kindergarten guided reading and small groups ideas!

I organized my binder and added each student’s report under their group name.  This will help me to form goals for the groups when I plan.

Clip art by the adorable Mel at Graphics From the Pond.

Looking for ideas to help your students with their reading skills in small groups? Check out these kindergarten guided reading and small groups ideas!
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Looking for ideas to help your students with their reading skills in small groups? Check out these kindergarten guided reading and small groups ideas!
From Deanna Jump’s Guided Reading 101 unit.
Don’t judge about my messy handwriting… it is, what it is.
Looking for ideas to help your students with their reading skills in small groups? Check out these kindergarten guided reading and small groups ideas!
From Deanna Jump’s Guided Reading 101 unit.
I was able to take a few running records this week.
Looking for ideas to help your students with their reading skills in small groups? Check out these kindergarten guided reading and small groups ideas!
From Deanna Jump’s Guided Reading 101 unit.
 
Looking for ideas to help your students with their reading skills in small groups? Check out these kindergarten guided reading and small groups ideas!
Anchor cards can be found in Cara Carroll’s ABC unit!  I love it!
Looking for ideas to help your students with their reading skills in small groups? Check out these kindergarten guided reading and small groups ideas!

We are adding this bookmark to our reading bag next week.
This bookmark is how I reinforce nightly reading of their guided reading text.  Students earn stars when they demonstrate fluency.
Looking for ideas to help your students with their reading skills in small groups? Check out these kindergarten guided reading and small groups ideas!

We got our laser finger pointers going to help encourage 1-to-1 correspondence.  It was sort of a big deal.  (I found these at the dollar store, but you can get them super cheap on Amazon too!).  Click HERE to see them.

Looking for ideas to help your students with their reading skills in small groups? Check out these kindergarten guided reading and small groups ideas!

 

Looking for ideas to help your students with their reading skills in small groups? Check out these kindergarten guided reading and small groups ideas!
 
 
Our interactive learning journals are standing by…
Looking for ideas to help your students with their reading skills in small groups? Check out these kindergarten guided reading and small groups ideas!

These are the resources we will use in these bad boys during reading groups.
Interactive Alphabet Notebooks Letters A-Z
Interactive Reading Journal
Interactive Reading Journal-Nonfiction

Sidenote:  We also have our poetry notebooks and math journals, but they are kept in my student’s desks.  I will keep their learning journals with me.

We will also be using a lot of word sorts.  You can find my phonemic sorting resources here.

Looking for ideas to help your students with their reading skills in small groups? Check out these kindergarten guided reading and small groups ideas!

and a ton of path of motion activities and practice.

This Path of Motion practice is part of Abby’s RTI unit.  I think I use EVERY page of it!
 My friend, Cara, just wrote an amazingly detailed post about how she runs her Alphabetic Small Group Instruction... it is a gem!  I am not ashamed to admit that I read it 10 a few times.
Kindergarten guided reading small groups! Looking for ideas to help your students with their reading skills in small groups? Check out how I organize my small group time!

I hope this answers some of your questions about my small group time!

26 Comments

  • Amanda Buxton September 27 at 2:30 am

    This is awesome! Thanks!

  • Celesta Garcia September 27 at 2:54 am

    When you do the path of motion portion do you have an entire set of the packet for each student in the group? I bought it but not sure how to use.

    • Deedee September 27 at 12:57 pm

      I just use this resource as a small group activity. I use my "Make it Neat" unit for the whole group.

  • Amy Louise September 27 at 11:48 am

    This is really helpful as I have just started work placement for my college course working with infants!

  • Miss Trayers September 27 at 12:52 pm

    I am soooo jealous of how organized you are! ๐Ÿ™‚ We started guided reading a few weeks ago and I am inspired to revamp my system a little bit now. Thank you for sharing your ideas!

    Not Just Child's Play

  • Elizabeth Kimble September 27 at 10:02 pm

    How did you make your tub seats? Do they hold the weight of an adult to sit? What treasures are inside?

    • Deedee September 28 at 12:19 am

      Yep! I sit on them all the time! I just made a cushion for the top. I keep large items that don't store well in a file drawer (thematic stuff) by month… AKA… my teacher junk drawer.

      • Stephanie July 16 at 7:41 am

        I love the tub seats! How did you fasten the cushions to the tubs?

        • Deedee July 17 at 8:35 pm

          I didn’t. They just nested on the top of the lid ๐Ÿ™‚

          • VAl August 5 at 1:04 pm

            Is it just a pillow on top?

          • Deedee August 8 at 10:52 am

            Yes, it sure is!

  • Jane Voss September 28 at 2:01 am

    Hi Dee Dee. Can you explain your rotation? How long and how many times they do it a day?

    • Deedee September 28 at 2:22 am

      Oh… I can do better. I have a bunch of detailed posts that you can find under the "My Classroom" tab on my blog. I think they explain it all, but if you have any questions that I did not answer in those posts, let me know.

  • Amy Klebaur October 7 at 1:36 am

    Hi Deedee, just a a quick question about your guided reading plans….I own that unit from Deanna jump but mine doesn't have the bullets yours does in the before, during, after section. Was that an update? Or did you add that yourself. And if so, how? I don't think it's editable. Thanks
    Amy

    • Deedee October 7 at 2:03 am

      Yes! She updated them… run on over and redown them ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Amy Klebaur October 7 at 5:32 pm

      Hey…I downloaded them! Wow, so much great stuff…lesson plans are still quite different from what you shared, but totally workable….and love all the extra activities! Yay! Thanks again

  • Kelly Newell October 24 at 2:21 pm

    Hello,
    I am wondering if you are doing guided reading and alphabet practice at the same time? Are they separate times in your schedule? I read the detailed post by Cara and she has an actual alphabet time in addition to a guided reading time. Just trying to figure out the schedule.
    Thanks!

  • D. Keller October 18 at 2:36 am

    Great post! Where are the color books from? – I love them! Thanks!

    • Deedee October 18 at 4:05 pm

      Those are from Frog Street Press! We love them!

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  • Nicole July 17 at 11:01 pm

    Where did you get the fabric that are on the purple tubs at your guided reading table ?

    • Deedee July 18 at 11:54 am

      I got it at Fabric.com! They have a bunch of options!

  • Dana Unklesbay May 29 at 4:10 pm

    Can you tell me what you used and how you made tub chairs?

    • Deedee June 5 at 11:12 am

      I used the Rubbermaid Roughneck Tubs and my mom made the cushions for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I tried to make them, but I lacked all sorts of skills! LOL

  • Rachel September 23 at 11:11 am

    Deedee, Do you have a handout that you send home in the book bags?

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