I’m so excited to share my newest set of Guided Reading Passages packs! I’ve had many requests for levels above M for quite a long time and since my 3rd and 4th graders this year were ready at these levels and above, I went for it!
I broke down all that is included at each level to give you a closer look! If you are a new teacher just starting out, or an experienced teacher looking for some new guided reading resources to always have on hand, these passages will provide you with just that. There is also a freebie sampler included in the preview of the N-P Bundle that you can use to test this all out!
These passages, lesson plans, comprehension questions and running records are meant to make your life easier. They also will make your guided reading time more meaningful because you’ll have all the resources you need directly in front of you and your readers at all times!
I am always amazed by just how much progress readers make within a year. Leveled texts move at a gradual pace, but the difference from for example, a Level K text to a Level O text, is truly extensive. Readers need to continually apply strategies to figure out difficult words as text continues getting more challenging at each level. Figurative language also plays a big role in these higher levels. And let me tell you, readers need a lot of exposure to figurative language in order to even begin understanding it and using it in their own writing. These passages include a variety of figurative language for just that purpose. Readers need to see it both in and out of context to further their understanding.
I included a full page of comprehension questions for Levels N-P that require more in depth thinking by the reader. At these levels, with the intensity of Common Core Standards, readers need to really be diving into their texts and understanding figurative language and why/how characters or the author do certain things. These comprehension questions provide readers with the opportunity to dig deeper as they read!