Guided Reading Level E Curriculum is here! This level of Guided Reading will move students to a more independent level of reading with simple stories, basic sight words, and targeted reading strategies. In addition to these skills, the phonics skills for this level are decoding CVCe (silent e), vowel team words, y as a vowel, R-controlled vowels, consonant digraphs, vowel digraphs and vowel diphthongs.
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WHAT IS GUIDED READING?
Guided Reading is a small group instruction, which allows the teacher to provide explicit teaching and support for reading increasingly challenging texts. As the teacher targets and implements reading strategies that help guide and support the reader, students learn to think like proficient readers.
There are so many instructional options available in this 600+ page Guided Reading Level E Curriculum, which help make this the most effective guided reading instruction available!
CHARACTERISTICS OF LEVEL E
- Reads books with 3-8 lines of text
- Follow text with eyes rather than pointing
- Read texts that require more attention for understanding
- Follow punctuation correctly
- Take apart long words
- Rely on meaning from text, rather than pictures
- Read fluently
- Read easy, high frequency words (at, an, am, do, go, he, in, like, me, my, no, see, so, to, up, we, look, hers, this)
*Source: The Continuum of Literacy Learning Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5 by Fountas and Pinnell
This guided reading curriculum requires very little prep. I start by printing all of the lesson plans. These were printed double-sided and placed in a 1.5-inch binder. I separated each set of lesson plans with a tab. There are 10 tabs, one for each book.
What is included in this Guided Reading Level E Curriculum?
- 10 Level E Guided Reading Books with multiple options to print
- Level E Guided Reading Books also come in Black and White (single and double-sided printing)
- Easy to follow directions on how to print each book
- Level E Spanish version of each book
- 40 scripted lesson plans (4 days of lessons for each book)
Each Guided Reading Book includes lesson plans. The 4-day lesson plans for each book follows this format:
- Preparing and Predicting
- Fluency and Making Connections
Reading strategies for Level E include:
- Using sight words
- Using vowel and special sound rules
- Reading word endings
- Using critical thinking skills
Writing Strategies for Level E include:
- Making predictions
- Story word writing
- Retelling a story
- Asking and answering questions
HOW MANY BOOKS ARE INCLUDED IN GUIDED READING LEVEL E?
There are 10 books in Level E:
- Apple Picking Time
- Show & Tell
- The Bike Ride
- Then and Now
- A Jungle Mystery
- My Loose Tooth
- We Give Thanks
- Monster’s Birthday Party
Each book includes 3 Levels of Basic Skills and 3 Levels of Bonus Skills. The 3 different levels of skills allow you to differentiate to meet the needs of ALL your learners.
WHAT BASIC SKILLS ARE TAUGHT IN LEVEL E?
The Basic Skills for Writing and Skill Practice Included in Guided Reading Level E:
- Sight Word Practice
- Phonics Skills (silent e, vowel digraphs, y as a vowel, r-controlled vowels, consonant digraphs, vowel digraphs and vowel diphthongs)
- Decoding Skills
- Making Predictions
- Story Word Writing
- Retelling a Story
- Asking and Answering Questions
Each Basic Skill comes in 3 levels so you can meet the needs of your students throughout the course of using the Guided Reading Level E Curriculum. For example, the Sight Word Practice comes in 3 Levels (a-easiest, b-intermediate, c-challenging). Choose the version that best suits each student. These can be used as part of the lesson, a center rotation, homework, or seat work. In addition, as students work through the books, they may need to be bumped up a level of practice. The 3 levels provided for each activity allow you to easily meet their needs.
LEVEL E UP CLOSE…
Each book comes with an easy-to-follow 4-day lesson plan, a Running Record and a Goal Tracker.
The Guided Reading Level E Overview lays out the books, Sight Words included in each book, Basic Skills for each book, and Bonus Skills for each book.
Students will be given a list of sight words included in each of the 10 books.
Sound Cards and previously mastered sight word cards are also included…
Each book comes in multiple versions: single-side printing, double-side printing, black and white printing, and Spanish!
Here is an example of 3 Levels of differentiation for making predictions.
Below are the 3 levels of differentiation for using story words in sentences.
This is an example of 3 levels of differentiation for a word endings activity.
There are 3 versions of sight word practice for each book as well.
Another skill that is practiced in Level E is retelling the story. Again, there are 3 versions of this activity for differentiation. Here is the simplest version where students are given the sentences and can place each one in the correct order that it was found in the book.
As your students work through the Level E books and activities, you can easily keep track of student progress using the Goal Tracker and Running Records.
BONUS SKILLS INCLUDED IN LEVEL E:
There are also 2 Bonus Skills per book:
- Growing apples
- ow (owl) and ow (show)
- Ending puntuation
- Using quotation marks
- by, bye and buy
- Past & present tenses
- Teaching about a topic
- Using sound effects
- to, too & two
- The jungle
- Past & presente tenses
- Caring for your teeth
- Using feelings
- Giving thanks
- Capital letters
- ll words
- Using pictures to add details
- there & their
- Using thought bubbles
An example of one of the bonus skills included in the Apple Picking Time book is using contractions. These are the 3 levels of this skill…
The second bonus skills for this book is growing apples. Here are the 3 levels of this skill…
Here is an example bonus skill, using quotation marks, from the book The Bike Ride.
The other bonus skill that is practiced is using the words by, bye and buy correctly in sentences.
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Enjoy the journey!