Guided Reading (Online Course)
With experienced literacy consultant and author, Angela Ehmer
Guided Reading is a method of teaching children to read. It is a commonly preferred approach employed within primary schools.
Guided Reading sessions involve the teacher and a small group of up to six children. The lessons last approximately twenty minutes and have clear learning objectives. Children in the class not involved in the Guided Reading lesson are engaged in independent or group literacy tasks. It is critical that the teacher is not interrupted and the other children develop the discipline to work independently.
Guided Reading Online, will deconstruct this very popular but often misunderstood teaching approach. The course will cover:
- What is Guided Reading?
- Aims and objectives
- Grouping students
- Selecting texts
- Book orientation
- Challenges and supports
- Independent reading and solving
- Ongoing monitoring; gathering data
- Deeper conversations; questioning
- Teaching points/returning to the text
At various points throughout the course you can check that you're staying on track with what you're learning with topic-specific quizzes. Get a good sense of what you know and what you need to review.