Guided reading is an instructional approach that involves a teacher working with a small group of students who demonstrate similar reading behaviors and can read similar levels of texts. The texts chosen should be easy enough for students to read with teacher support; they should offer challenges and opportunities for problem solving, but also be easy enough for students to read with some fluency.
Teachers should introduce the story to the group, support individuals through brief interactions while they read, and guide them in talking together afterward about the words and ideas in the text. Reading a variety of books enables pupils to go beyond reading individual words to interpreting language and its subtle meanings.
Browse series available to support guided reading, including readers and teacher handbooks and resources, below.