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January 28 Deedee 2 min read
I have organized my Guiding Readers binders… AHH!!  These printable Kindergarten reading comprehension binders are a fantastic resource for you and your students!
It feels good to get the 2nd edition in its own binder.  The one on the left was the 1st edition that I used last year… you can tell because the binder is a little beaten up!
But I promise having these together in a binder sure helps me feel better organized.


Here is the rubric poster for the interactive writing the students do each day.
 There are quarter sheet rubrics that are attached to the student’s copy.

Reading Comprehension Anchor Charts

Comprehension focus posters are included.
 My class LOVED this book.

Book specific questions

Each book has a set of questions to help guide your classroom discussion.  These are from Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester (I love this book!)  Student questioning guides for each book are included.
 And each day is planned as well.
Here are some of my classroom’s responses from last year.  We were working on character analysis.
Wodney is shy. Evidence:  He hides in his shirt.  He eats alone.
Wodney is afraid.  Evidence:  He is trembling.


Camilla was mean.  Evidence:  She was mean when she stepped in the door.
Camilla was rude.  Evidence:  She was rude because she stepped on peoples’ tails.
I wanted to show you some of the updates to the units… in case you missed them.
We have gone back and added grammar lessons, sentence study, and crafts for each week. You can get these updates at no additional cost.  It’s like a free gift!  Just click on “My Purchases” on TpT.
I the reading comprehension assessment questions have been added to ESGI.  These tests are included at no additional charge to your ESGI membership.   Wanna FREE 2-month trial?  Click HERE.
Check out these printable Kindergarten reading comprehension binders, including grammar lessons, sentence study, and crafts! Assessments are included! No Prep yet meaningful literature lessons to your favorite books.
You can see all of the Guiding Readers units by clicking HERE.
You can download the book list and curriculum guide below.


  • Tracey January 29 at 12:56 am

    Thank you Deedee & Deanna! My class loves the guiding readers. We just finished Tacky and they loved that story! I can't wait to do Wodney, I didn't get to do it last year.

  • Amanda January 30 at 2:07 am

    My kiddos love these too! We are looking forward to Wodney next week. My student teacher is very excited to use this for her observation; her supervisor was very impressed last week. Thanks!

    A Very Curious Class

  • Lisa July 25 at 11:29 pm

    This is my first year to teach K. I have taught for 22 years and need some help….PLEASE!! I purchased Aug.-Sept. Guided Readers. I LOVE the stories and content. Do I read the story in a whole group setting? I plan on using partners to answer the questions. Do I used the Word Work, Rhyming, etc. at my table? I want to be sure I using these materials correctly. Please help!

    • Deedee July 26 at 9:40 am

      First of all YAY! YOU! Kindergarten is a BLAST. You can use the Guiding Readers to suit your classroom for sure… but this is how I use them. I use the phonics and phonemic awareness activities as part of my whole group instruction… this is early in my day and at a different time as my reading. Now, you can TOTALLY use these in small group as well. They are perfect for reteaching and reinforcing!

      Book work: I read the book as part of my whole group instruction. I read the story and do the decoding work, but my students do the thinking work with my support. Discussions are KEY. Partners work together to make meaning and I push in where they need a little nudging. I sure hope that helps. Let me know if you have any more questions.

  • Lisa July 25 at 11:31 pm

    So sorry about the spelling errors….It’s late and I didn’t proofread!

    • Deedee July 26 at 9:40 am

      You must have been able to fix them… or I don’t see them…ha!

  • Michelle Pagan September 1 at 12:12 pm

    Is there a place to just get a LIST of all the titles from Guiding Readers first edition? I know there is the picture/link document; I would just like a complete list. Thanks!

    • Deedee September 2 at 8:32 am

      Sorry, I don’t think we have had the chance to create a list like that.

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