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Guided reading lessons can help students learn important strategies and appeciate literature.
Students complete and participate in various guided reading activities about dinosaurs. They read poems, complete a graphic organizer, complete a cloze activity, and develop a list of dinosaur facts.
First graders participate in a guided reading lesson. In this guided reading lesson, 1st graders read David's Drawings by Cathryn Falwell, which is a realistic fiction book on the DRA:16 level. They determine the author's message, and make text to self connections. They work with words and phrases to increase reading fluency. This lesson is in English and Spanish.
Here is a reading strategies instructional activity in which learners use post it notes to create a bulletin board. They post their new questions on the bulletin board and look back at questions they have already learned the answer to. A great idea, this activity shows young learners how much they learn through reading! 
Students read patterned sentences. In this guided reading lesson, young readers explore patterned sentences based on familiar word families. Students generate predictions based on picture clues.
Students read patterned sentences. In this guided reading lesson, students use one to one matching and picture clues to aid comprehension. Cross-curricular activities are provided.
Second graders read the book, Ten Oni Drummers. Working in guided reading groups, they discuss fantasy as a genre and preview the book. They review word identification strategies and read the book silently. After reading, they confirm their predictions and discuss their dreams in relation to the story.
Second graders read the book, Two Sweet Peas. Working in guided reading groups, they discuss moving, making friends, and the differences between poems and stories. They read the book silently and discuss the importance of being kind and appreciating others.
First graders read the book, Where Is My Puppy? Working in guided reading groups, they discuss having a puppy and predict what might occur in the story. After reading the book aloud, they retell the story and locate the puppy on each page.
Students discover shapes on a playground. In this guided reading lesson, students discover new vocabulary words related to shapes as they read Shapes Where We Play. In small groups, students use picture clues and one to one matching to aid reading comprehension.
First graders read the book, Confetti Eggs. Working in guided reading groups, they discuss making crafts with eggs and preview the book by looking at the pictures and making predictions. After reading the book aloud, they discuss how to make confetti eggs and follow the sequence of steps involved.
Students play reading comprehension games. In this guided reading lesson plan, students play a comprehension game made by the teacher. Students may play the game before or after reading the story. 
Students answer questions, then after reading several bat books, students revisit the questions.
Students read books about dinosaurs for book club groups and then participate in focused writing. In this reading and writing lesson, students work together over the course of three days to produce a group story about a dinosaur.
Practice reading strategies using Elizabeti's Doll by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen. Readers utilize decoding and comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading the story. A detailed list of text features, high frequency words, possible related phonics skills, and comprehension questions are included.
Students read three familiar books and participate in guided reading activities based on the books.  In this guided reading lesson, students review reading strategies, echo read and complete spelling puzzles and assessment.
Explore the text, Cold and Hot, with comprehension strategies for young readers. First, give them a purpose for reading: find out what the boy wore outside in the snow! Then have them use one-to-one matching and picture clues to successfully read the story a first time through. The second time through, learners read to a partner. Cross-curricular activities are included.
Students participate in guided reading lessons as they read the Magic Tree House Blizzard of the Blue Moon by Mary Pope Osborne. In this guided reading lesson set, the students read and discuss the book by chapters. They write predictions, build vocabulary, and use a variety of reading strategies.
Students blend phonemes. In this guided reading lesson, students create words by blending isolated phonemes. Students read a book discussing families.
Students discover basic concepts of print. In this early literacy lesson, students discover basic high frequency words. Students make predictions as they read. Cross-curricular activities provided.

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