Digital and printable guided reading books with nonfiction topics. Lesson plans and activities for each book. Easily differentiate with 11 levels for each title!
Guided Reading Books
Deanna Jump and I were at it again and decided to put together a guided reading set of nonfiction texts to support the learning of science topics. These informational leveled readers are perfect for your guided reading groups. Just like our other sets of guided reading books, we’ve created lesson plans and provided word work resources for each level.
Plus, in addition to having a printable resource, we’ve made the books and activities digital! With 1 click you can add the leveled reader and word work activities to Seesaw. There is also a PowerPoint version of each book to upload to Google Classroom.
There are 11 different levels of books for each nonfiction topic. Each book comes with a 2-day lesson plan to help guide you during your small-group reading time.
Guided Reading Lesson
Each lesson starts by focusing on the sight word that is used in the leveled text. You can choose to have students practice the sight word in a variety of ways. If you are not using the digital version, you can use magnetic letters to build it, mix it & fix it, and play what’s missing. Students can also build it and mix & fix it digitally.
After you’ve introduced the sight word, you are almost ready to introduce the book. Each nonfiction book comes with vocabulary cards with words from the story. Vocabulary cards help students identify unknown words that are higher-level and may be too difficult to sound out.
Once you’ve reviewed the vocabulary, students are ready to start reading!
After reading and discussing the text, students complete word work and sentence work.
If you are not planning on using this resource in the digital format, you can easily print out the word sort pictures and mixed up sentences for students to complete in a notebook.
These science nonfiction leveled readers are apart of a GROWING bundle! Check it out here:
We also have guided reading books about your favorite traditional tales that are available in a digital and printable option. You can see take a look at them here:
BUT WAIT! There’s more! We have another set of guided reading books for levels AA-G. You can read about those on Deanna’s blog by clicking here: