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The Guided Reading Classroom
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Scholastic Guided Reading Programs support a comprehensive reading program by integrating guided instruction, assessment, and independent practice into your classroom. The plan to the left shows what the Guided Reading classroom looks like.

About Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell, and Guided Reading

Each Book Is Carefully Leveled:

Guided Reading Classroom: Leveled books by Fountas and Pinnell The books in the Scholastic Guided Reading Programs are leveled from A to Z according to the popular Fountas & Pinnell system. For descriptors of each level, see the individual level pages listed under the "Browse Guided Reading" section on the navigation to your left. How do you choose which levels are right for your classroom? Use this chart as a basis for "average" classrooms, adding levels to meet the needs of your student population.
Click here for Guided Reading Level Chart (PDF)
Click here for a Guided Reading en espaņol Leveling chart. (PDF)

Try a Sample Lesson from Guided Reading Fiction Focus, 2nd Edition:

Grade K:
Level A, B, C, D
Grade 1:
Level A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I
Grade 2:
Level E, F G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N
Grade 3:
Level J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q
Grade 4:
Level M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T
Grade 5:
Level Q, R, S, T, U, V, W
Grade 6:
Level T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

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