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Kindergarten Leveled Reading post with a FREE Parent's Guide to Leveled Reading. Small group guided reading is a perfect way to differentiate your student's learning. Keep parents in your classroom by adding this communication tool.

Leveled reading guide for kindergarten and first grade with a FREE Parent’s Guide to Leveled Reading. Kindergarten Leveled Reading is my jam!   Ok… honestly, I am a life long learner of the best practices surrounding guided reading.

Kindergarten Leveled Reading post with a FREE Parent's Guide to Leveled Reading. Small group guided reading is a perfect way to differentiate your student's learning. Keep parents in your classroom by adding this communication tool.

Leveled reading guide: Professional Reading

Like I said… I read a lot!  I first started using guided reading when I was a teacher in San Diego. I had a classroom of 22+ students in a school with 96% ESL students.  Students came in with a varied educational background, so I HAD to differentiate my instruction. Fountas and Pinnell’s book Guiding Reading  (aff) was by my side continuously! When I moved to the mid-west and taught 2nd grade, I thought students might be closer in abilities in my classroom… boy was I wrong. Like you, I had students who were reading 2-grade levels above and 2-grade levels below the expectation. So I stuck with guided reading.

When I became our district’s instructional coach, the first thing we implemented was… you guessed it… guided reading. Our staff dove into Debbie Diller’s book Making the Most of Small Groups (aff). I have read and reread this book at least 5 times! So good!

THEN I fell in love with Jan Richardson’s book  The Next Steps in Guided Reading. (aff). This is such a practical guide. Again… this is one to read again and again.

All of these books combined, plus my experience in teaching guided reading brought me to my current understanding of guided reading. It is an evolution that is still taking shape.

Leveled reading guide: The Leveled Texts

Finding leveled texts to use can be difficult.  I should say… it is easy to find them, but they can be expensive… $45 for 6 sets of books… YOWZA! So Deanna Jump and I decide to write our own. We used everything we have learned, plus our experience to create them.  You can find all of these LEVELED TEXTS HERE.

Kindergarten Leveled Reading post with a FREE Parent's Guide to Leveled Reading. Small group guided reading is a perfect way to differentiate your student's learning. Keep parents in your classroom by adding this communication tool.

Additionally,  we added the lesson plans to accompany them! Each book has a 2-day lesson plan with word work, sentence work, and writing!

Kindergarten Leveled Reading post with a FREE Parent's Guide to Leveled Reading. Small group guided reading is a perfect way to differentiate your student's learning. Keep parents in your classroom by adding this communication tool.

Kindergarten Leveled Reading post with a FREE Parent's Guide to Leveled Reading. Small group guided reading is a perfect way to differentiate your student's learning. Keep parents in your classroom by adding this communication tool.

UPDATE:  Sorry, this webinar recording is no longer available.  Find out about my future webinars by clicking HERE.

Kindergarten Leveled Reading post with a FREE Parent's Guide to Leveled Reading. Small group guided reading is a perfect way to differentiate your student's learning. Keep parents in your classroom by adding this communication tool.

Leveled reading guide: Parent Communication

One of the things I would give to parents during conferences was a Parent’s Guide to Reading Levels.  This helps explain WHY we teach guided reading and the progression from one level to the next.  I found this to be invaluable!  I recently updated them because they were OLD and TIRED looking!   You can grab your free copy at the end of this post!

Leveled reading guide for kindergarten and first grade with a FREE Parent's Guide to Leveled Reading. Small group guided reading is a perfect way to differentiate your student's learning. Keep parents in your classroom by adding this communication tool.

 

You can click in this box to grab your FREE File.

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Deedee Wills

Deedee Wills

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!

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My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!
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62 Responses

  1. FYI you typed Kathy Richardson when it is Jan Richardson — the guru! LOL Thanks for sharing this resource. I will use it for my upcoming PTCs.

  2. Is it possible to view the webinar at a different time if you register for the webinar? The Pacific time is right when I am driving home. I have signed up and will definitely try to make it work but was just wondering if I could still see it if I cannot make the time work. Thank you for all you do!

  3. I just had my PTC’s and wish I had this resource. I’m unable to find the link to download. Am I missing it somewhere on this page?

  4. Unfortunately I have another appointment on Oct 26 but would love to hear your Webinar. Will it be recorded and available on your blog or offered another date? Thanks!!

  5. Deedee, I love your products and am so thankful for your sharing of your knowledge and expertise. I appreciate your sharing of a parent letter on how we teach reading. I copied it to handout at conference time. I did find one typing error and I am unable to correct it on my own.

    In the vocabulary square… with should by when

    πŸ™‚

  6. Hi DeeDee! Thank you for this post and freebie! I have tried to find the freebie link for the last 20 minutes on a PC, iPad, and iPhone and I just can’t find it even after clicking on nearly everything. Could you help me? I’d love to use this for conferences next week! Thanks!

    1. Hi Breeana,

      I looked into this and saw that your email had been put in wrong. You put an “n” instead of an “m” in your email address. Can you try it again?

  7. I finally got to watch the webinar- on replay- I was soo disappointed to miss yesterday- it was funny though- I’d set up so many alarms to remind me – and then had an emergency dash with my daughter ( it was AM here)- I kept having to turn off all sorts of alarms.
    I know you are going to address the live questions and you did address some of mine- I have another- do you ever revisit the books studied either as a fun read( I presume you would) or for those struggling re do the same text in small group instruction. We have set texts for study and set fun texts( but I’m a rule breaker).
    Thanks again

    1. Hi there!

      The replay should be coming out soon!
      So, with our 2 day lesson plan, we reread the book again on the second day. I generally collect the book after a few days with the student because I need them for another group. I could give them the black and white copy though… that way it would not eat my ink! Ha!

  8. Hi Deedee, I am having a hard time finding the link as well. I put in my email address and was sent a file, but it looks different that what is pictured. Is there a tri-folded version for the different levels like in the picture? We are so enjoying all of your stuff at our school!

    1. Lindsay, I just downloaded the parent guide to be sure I did not attach the wrong file. So you should be downloading a PDF that is a tri-fold version… I just checked it and that is what I got. So strange.

      1. Thank you for checking. I was sent A Parent’s Guide to Phonemic Awareness. It looks like more of a packet. Would you mind sending me the trifold handout, please? [email protected] Thanks!

  9. Hi Deedee! I sat in on the webinar this past week and have purchased 2 sets to start my guided reading groups. I have a question about the printed card sets for use during the Word Work (beginning sound cards, rhyming cards, etc.)—does each child get their OWN set or am I using those from my seat and we work as a group with them? Even with all the glitches during the webinar, it was FABULOUS and I am so excited to begin using these resources with my kids!

  10. I LOVE this resource Deedee! I have been looking for something to give to parents that explains how we do guided reading – this is perfect! I love that you even differentiated the pamphlets for different reading levels. This is a gold mine! Thanks so much! Looking forward to your future posts on responses to questions from the webinar too πŸ™‚

  11. Hello! I signed up to receive your emails and I have tried clicking on the link for the parents guide to reading levels. I keep getting an email with phonemic awareness info for parents? Help!

    1. Hi there!

      You actually have to click the link that is at the very bottom of the post. I just checked it and it is working correctly. Just scroll to the bottom of the page and put your info in the box.

  12. I have parent teacher conferences later this week and would love to hand out the leveled reading parent guide. However, I have tried on two different conmputers and can’t get the box to pop up. Can you send it to me? It looks like a wonderful resource!

    1. Nevermind! Once I used my school email address instead of my gmail address I was able to get the email and the download. Thanks!

    2. It is probably because you are using a school email. Can you try another email address? School emails are often blocked by the school admin settings.

  13. Do you plan on making a brochure like these for levels J-R by any chance? I’m a reading interventionist and could use this up through 4th grade πŸ™‚ It’s such a great resource, thank you!

  14. Hi Deedee! I love this parent guide! I had a question. How do you communicate to parents about how their child is progressing with regards to their reading throughout the school year? The report card in my district does not report this so I am searching for the best way to give parents frequent and understandable feedback about their child’s reading development. Thank you!

    1. Hi Stephanie,

      I use the ESGI reports. I send them home at least every two weeks. It helps communicate their child’s progress. We also have a report card that goes home every quarter and had mid-quarter progress reports too. BUT the ESGI reports gave the best information.

  15. Hi Deedee,

    Is there a recording of the webinar on guided reading?

    Thanks!

  16. Hi Deedee,
    Did you send out a link recently that had activities and sight words for each reading level. I am thinking it was a post about creating these items this summer? I use your leveled set very successfully but I am thinking I have seen a document stating what the student should know at each level?

    1. No, I don’t think that was me. The download in this post gives an overview of the level though. Hmm… now I am wondering who that was… Ha!

  17. I was wondering if it is possible to access some of these freebies, without signing up for e-mail. I’m already on your list and receive your e-mails, so I don’t want to keep signing up in order to receive the free files. I love this pamphlet as well as some of your other things, but all require signing up again. I’m not very good with technology, so I may be missing something! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for your help! Sincerely, Judy

    1. I’m sorry, I don’t have them in a shared file setting yet. Perhaps in the future (but that is a whole new level of technology that is above my head…ha!) Don’t worry… as long as you use the same email, you won’t get multiple emails from me when I send them out.

    1. Hi Gigi,

      Just add your email to the box at the end of the blog post and they will be sent automatically to your inbox. πŸ™‚

  18. I am looking to download your Parent’s Guide- Reading levels AA- E. When I clicked nothing happened :/ Can you help me?

    1. Hi Claire, I pushed it out to you. You should have received an email in your inbox that you will need to click on πŸ™‚

  19. I am looking to download your Parent’s Guide- Reading levels AA- E. When I clicked nothing happened :/ Can you help me?

    1. Yes, you just need to put your email address in at the bottom of the blog post and it will be sent right to you. πŸ™‚

    1. If you download it, you will see there is a Spanish version included. A teacher helped me out with them! YAY!

  20. On the parent guide for reading levels…what do the numbers mean after the level (ie. E 6-8)?? Thanks

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