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Fall Guided Reading

Fall Guided Reading

Does anyone start to look forward to all things fall as soon as September hits? Heading towards a new season always brings some excitement, no matter how crazy the year is!

So, what does a new season and Guided Reading have to do with one another?I like to bring that new-season anticipation into my resources too. It makes things a little more special for students. I’m pretty sure it makes teachers feel happy about what they’re teaching, too! 

An easy way to do that is to theme your guided reading texts around the season. It’s a great way to get your students invested. It also leads to conversations around text-to-self connections! 

I have Fall Guided Reading passages for teachers to download and use in their literacy blocks, and I want to show you what is included in each download!

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What can I expect with fall guided reading passages?

Lesson Plans: Each passage includes a lesson plan, passage, reading response questions and running record. All you need to do is print and copy and you are all ready to get your leveled guided reading groups going!

The lesson plans are very similar for the passages at each level, which makes it even easier for you to grab and teach on the fly, if needed.

The lesson plan provides a guide to help you use each passage. You can trust that the steps I write out here are the same ones I have used with success in my own teaching! 

Reading Response Questions: Each passage includes reading response questions, that are printed right alongside the text. This makes it easy for students to refer back to their reading when they respond!  At the lower levels, students love getting the opportunity to draw and label a picture for their answer after reading, while higher-level passages ask students to cite evidence. 

Running Records: I recommend using the running record forms to check in on how your students are doing with a particular level. If students are scoring at the instructional level based on their percentage correct, then you can continue using the leveled passages until they reach the independent score. If students are scoring at a frustration level, you will need to level them down. 


What reading levels are available?

You can find Fall Reading Passages in F&P levels A-M! These levels are perfect for grades K-2, and will cover your guided reading instruction for the entire year. You can see the different bundles of fall passages by visiting my store

Check out this blog post all about my non-seasonal Guided Reading passages, too!

Using Fall guided reading in the classroom

I recommend using these passage sets in the following ways. 

  • Guided Reading Groups. With pre-planned lessons, leveled texts, and space for running records and anecdotal notes, this resource is perfect to use as a guided reading lesson! This saves you planning time, while targeting your students’ needs directly.
  • Assign digitally for Homework. Because you can also get Fall Guided Reading in digital form, you can assign the passages as at-home reading. After working on a text in class, send it home via Google Classroom and allow students to read over it a second or third time. 
  • Use for extra reading practice. Using either the digital or printable versions, guided reading passages make great independent reading practice! The texts are leveled, to target students exactly where they are. I recommend assigning one or two levels below a student’s instructional level if you expect them to read and complete comprehension tasks on their own! 

Use these Guided Reading passages and lesson plans to engage your students in fall reading! Grab the printable versions here, or shop digital by clicking here! Happy teaching, everyone! 

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Aylin Claahsen

Providing resources and support to engage all readers.

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Hi, I'm Aylin!

I’m so happy you’re here! I’m a certified reading specialist who loves talking all things literacy. I have a huge passion for providing resources and support to engage all readers!


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