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More Than Guided Reading: Finding the Right Instructional Mix

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Is there too much emphasis on guided reading in primary classrooms? It's a question that many educators, like kindergarten teacher and literacy coach Cathy Mere, are starting to ask.

Guided reading provides opportunities to teach students the strategies they need to learn how to read increasingly challenging texts, but Cathy found that she needed to find other ways to help
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Stenhouse Publishers
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Nicole C
Apr 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Thank you for this book! After several years of rethinking the purpose and usefulness of guided reading in the classroom, finally someone has written a clear and concise argument against guided reading as the "be all end all" of the literacy classroom. It is all about balance and doing what is best for children. Guided reading isn't the answer, but rather a small part of literacy instruction that works for some children, not all. Children must be able to choose texts to read independently and be ...more
Laura Komos
Jun 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Cathy's book is a MUST READ for anyone who works with young readers! Not only does she reference the research supporting what she's suggesting, but she also offers practical ideas that can be put into play immediately.

Because I've struggled in the past couple of years with how I'm "doing" guided reading, I truly felt this book was written just for me. It liberated, empowered, and inspired me to make the changes needed in my classroom!
Carolyn Wojtera
Jul 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Kudos, Cathy! You wrote the book that presented the same questions we are asking at our school. As we move from a full guided reading model to a conferring model, this book will lend support to all of my colleagues. This book has questions, answers, and motivates you to reassess your thinking.
Brandy
Jul 12, 2012 rated it liked it
I like how this book was written, but the ideas did not sound new. She used many of the same ideas as "The Sisters" do in "The Daily Five" in her classroom.
Jennifer
Jul 20, 2012 rated it it was ok
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Well written and a quick, easy read. No new information, however. A lot of the same ideas from The Sisters.
Jessica Steffel
Jun 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is the book that convinced me to go beyond my guided reading first grade groups. With small adjustments, I transformed my teaching to teaching readers rather than reading!
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