Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Guided Reading Binder 101: Calling All Guided Reading Gurus!

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51 comments:

Julie said...

Love this! Question - are the files in the Guided Reading Guru file also contained in the Teacher Reading Binder: The Ultimate Resource? I just want to make sure before I purchase. Thanks!

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

Hi Julie- Thanks for your compliment- love your picture! :) Yes, you are correct! The Guided Reading Guru is included in the Teacher Reading Binder! You got it!
Thanks for reading! :)

Courtney Bartlett said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing! I'm heading over to download the file again. I love the new additions.

Swimming into Second

Mrs. Wheeler said...

Looks great! I always like a refresher in Guided Reading. It's on my wishlist!

Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
Mrs. Wheeler TpT

Tania said...

The updated files look fabulous! I redo my guided reading binder every year :( Hoping not to that so much after I get the hang of common core.
Tania
My Second Sense

Lisa R. said...

This binder is very impressive!! It is my goal this year to be organized like that & keep all of my records in one place for easy access. Thanks for sharing & giving me some new ideas. :)

Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

EveryNewBeginning said...

Thanks for sharing! I love the idea of this. I have a question- do you have a lot of students move in and out of groups? We have a very mobile community and I am afraid that it will involve a lot of work on my end instead of being time saving. Thanks for sharing all of your hard work!

Every New Beginning

Miss Nelson said...

Love this post!

Ashley Kathleen said...

Wow! I love this post! Thank you so much for sharing, I love seeing how teachers put things together. I just had a Reading & Writing Workshop course today, so this was the perfect ending to it!

Ashley
Miss Ashley's Amazing Resource Room

Nette said...

Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas!

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

Hi Every New Beginning-
YES, YES, YES!!! Students are continuously moving in and out of groups- Fountas and Pinnell actually calls them "flexible grouping." I group my students depending on the purpose of the meeting- comprehension, specific strategy focus, etc. I hope that helps! :)

EveryNewBeginning said...

I know about flexible grouping... I meant having to update and change photos for creating your groups on the pages you posted.

Annie Croak said...

This is fantastic and bookmarked for me for later use!

Annie
tipsandtricksteacher.blogspot.com/

Ms. Pretzel said...

Awesome resource!! Love, love, love it! I will be making this.

Miss Nguyen's Class said...

Would you recommend buying Teacher Reading Binder and Rockin Readers Workshop to a kindergarten teacher?

missnguyensclass.blogspot.com

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

Hi-
I actually attach their pictures to the sheet with sticky tack-that way it just takes a quick minute to move the students when they change groups. You can even have a student do it for you. :)

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

Hi-
The reading binder is a great way to organize your materials for guided reading. However, it does include a literature group section which would be too challenging for your kindergarten students. The Rockin' Readers Workshop file has a nice framework for what mini lessons to teach, but I am worried they might only work for your higher level kindergarten students. We have a Guided Reading With Pizzazz file that is geared more towards first and 2nd graders. So, depending on what level your students are at, that one might work. If you think the portion of the reading binder that excludes the literature group part (so just the part for organizing your binder) would work for you, let us know and we can separate the file for you. :)

Allison Mathews said...

This is AMAZING! I am always trying to stay organized with guided reading! This will take care of everything!
Allison
www.busyteacherlove.blogspot.com

Teaching Little Miracles said...

Wow! So organized - love it! Thanks!

Kristi and I are giving you another award (I think she already let you know about the One Lovely Blog Award) - The Versatile Blogger Award! Come and get them! :-)

Crystal
Teaching Little Miracles

Gretchen Schultek said...

Great post! Organization is key :) Guided reading is amazing but can be a bear if you are not prepared. I utilize a binder very similar to yours (but not nearly as pretty!) where I use dividers for each student and store all of their running records and other data assessment tools. I need a separate binder for my GR lesson plans. I can tell you spent time on this and its amazing :)

Always A Lesson

Brittney said...

I purchased and have set up my binder! I can't wait to set up all of my bulletin boards in the classroom! Quick question; do each of your students have reading binders AND composition books? Or just composition books? I want to see what I need to put on my supply list. Thanks! :)

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

Brittney--
AWESOME, SO EXCITING!!! Yeah!!! :) Send us pictures!!! We would love to see your bulletin boards!
Great question! Each one of my students each have a Avery (or generic) reading binder and then also a composition notebook. (I plan to do another post more in depth about these!!) I get the families purchase the Avery binders for the students and then I get the composition notebooks on clearance in late August or early Sept. at Target-- they go as cheap as 10 cents and I stock up like crazy!!!!
Thanks for reading our blog! :)

Miss Nguyen's Class said...

Yes, I do own Guided Reading with Pizzazz and Being a Guided Reading Guru. Is there any addition stuff I may need to organize my binder?

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

The Binder also includes our 55 page Lovin' Literature Groups file and our 15 page Reader's Response file. Those files add to your guided reading instruction where the Guru file is more for organizing your binder. Since you already own the Guru file, redownload it on TPT so you have the updated cover pages. :)

Brittney said...

Thank you so much for your response! I look forward to reading more of your posts about this component of reading workshop. Once I set up my classroom I will be sure to share all of the photos with you ladies! :)

Heidi said...

I am sooo glad I stumbled upon this and your blog. I love to be organized and this looks like an AMAZING resource. I am going over and checking it out now. Super excited about this and doing guided reading with my students :)

Heidi
My (Not So) Elementary Life

Katie said...

I purchased the Ultimate Resource and the Rockin' Reading Workshop files from you! Amazing! I am looking for the one "Running Records" binder cover and I can't find it. :( Did it come with my purchases??! Thanks! :)

-Katie
Building a House of Love

Kevin Graham said...

Love this idea! Can't wait to set up my binder! Question: What size binder did you use? Thanks for sharing!

~Brianne

thenappyewe said...

Wow! You ladies are an inspiration. I have the Guru file, and will be using your ideas this fall. I cannot wait. I love it when I have tools that help me to be a better teacher. Thank you so much!

Lindsey said...

Thank you SO much for posting this resource. It's great for us new teachers to have as something to work toward. One question for you: you mentioned that you assess reading levels three times a year. What do you use to assess student reading level?

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

Hi Lindsey!!! Thanks so much for your kind words! :) That is exactly what we are working on right now! Hold tight and we will have that post ready shortly!! Thanks for reading our blog, Lindsey! :)

Traci said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your binder idea! I REALLY ❤ organization - You ladies are girls after my own heart! This is fabulous.
❤Dragonflies in First ❤

Katie said...

I purchased the Ultimate Resource and the Rockin' Reading Workshop files from you! Amazing! I am looking for the one "Running Records" binder cover and I can't find it. :( Did it come with my purchases??! Thanks! :)

-Katie
Building a House of Love

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

Hi Katie! Thanks for your kind words- we appreciate it! I just checked and yes, the "running records" binder cover should be in the Ultimate Resource. Let me know if you still do not see it grouped with the other binder covers!
Thanks so much!
melissa :)

Katie said...

I found them! :) So sorry about that! What a great resource!

Melissa said...

WOW! What a WONDERFUL resource to have! Great job!
:0) Melissa
moretime2teach.blogspot.com

Mrs. Crisp said...

I've been teaching for years (interpret that as decades, really). I think this is the perfect solution for my dis-organization! I didn't see anywhere to order this. I'd like to get this done before August. Thanks for such a lovely creative idea.

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

Hello Mrs. Crisp,
I have been teaching for a decade, too! :) Here is the link to purchase:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Teacher-Reading-Binder-Ultimate-Resource-for-any-Teacher
Have a great night! :)

Chris W said...

Would either of your guided reading resources work if we are going to be implementing the daily 5? I teach fourth grade and we typically have run guided reading groups, but are going to be implementing the daily 5 model. Will your Teaching Reading Resource binder go back on sale anytime soon?
thanks

Kim Ricketts said...

This looks great!! Thank you for sharing!

Kim
www.fortheloveofkindergarden.blogspot.com

Jkekesi said...

I love, love, love this site!! Thank you! One question, I teach second grade, what type of Reader's Notebook have you used for second graders? A binder and notebook? A folder? Thank you!!

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

Hello Jkekesi- Thanks for reading our blog and thank you for your kind words! We use both with our students- a binder and a composition notebook! We JUST finished revising our Reader's Notebook and Binder file. We are waiting to add it to our TpT store- TpT is currently experiencing a few glitches. I think this file would be helpful for you! It gives specific examples of what you are asking. I hope that helps! :) Melissa

Jkekesi said...

Thank you Melissa!! Yes it will help, I will keep looking for it!! After reading your blog and getting ideas I am so excited for this school year!! (of course I am enjoying the summer!! )

Chris W said...

Could you check back to post and reply if you have time? I posted on July 22nd....
thanks!
Chris

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

Hi! Can you send us an email at teachers@lessonplansos.com? Thanks! Sorry for the delay in your response. :)

Bess said...

Hi! This is awesome it gets me excited about Guided Reading. I teach Kindergarten and saw that you posted this on one of the comments. Is there anyway you would do this for me? I am afraid the other stuff might be too difficult for my kiddos.
Bess
rayb@whitehouseisd.org

The Paisley Apple said...

I am in love....I need to buy this entire Guided Reading set! : )

Thanks!
Debra

Sarah Keddie said...

Hello!
I purchased the Reading Guru, but did not receive the literature group, sentence starters, or response sheets?

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

Hi, Sarah-
Could you send us an email at teachers@lessonplansos.com?
Thanks!! :)

Carol A said...

Hi, I'm a new middle school reading teacher (6th and 8th) after teaching elementary school for 10 years. I'm wondering if your pages are "old enough" to be used by my students. I LOVE your binders for teachers and students. I'm desperately looking for things to use with my students and to help keep ME organized too!

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

Hi, Carol! Thanks for your kind words!! I am afraid that many of the items in the binder might be too young for your students. Are there portions of it that might help you get a binder organized? Maybe the cover pages? Send us an email at teachers@lessonplansos.com and we can look at some features of the binder that might be able to help you out.
Take care, Nicole :)

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