Lots of people ask what I think about Guided Reading and how I do it so I am writing this blog. (for you really Mr Tidd!)
I like guided reading – I have been teaching for 10 years. For 8 of those years I hated the process, I hated the amount of time it took me to plan, I hated how long it took me to mark and I found some of the activities pointless. I used a carousel (I still do) with activities such as handwriting, write a letter to the author or character, find 10 verbs etc. All valid activities in their own right, but are they valid in a session set aside for reading? No! Now after a long time disliking it I have grown to value the process as an aid for teaching reading.