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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on July 19, 2000
I use guided reading in my classroom and am looping first to second grade this year. I found this book to be very helpful and explanitory. I will use the book lists as well as their categories (emergent, progressing,transitional and fluent) to classify readers and make my guided reading groups. This book is teacher friendly and gives schedules of their days as well as concrete information that can readily be adapted and used. This book choice will be helpful for the teacher beginning to use guided reading, as well as the teacher who has already gotten their feet wet. I felt this an excellent choice to help with all guided reading areas.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on July 27, 2001
This book is a wonderful resource for a classroom teacher using guided reading. It is similar to Guided Reading: Good First Teaching... but more reader friendly, not full of research etc. I would recommend this book for K-3 teachers. It compliments Guided Reading, An Observation Survey and On Solid Ground.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on September 22, 2001
This is a great book for any teacher using the four blocks literacy model in thier classroom. It is very readable, and not full of jargon. Examples of how to implement guided reading in your classroom are given throughout the book, and there are organization and management ideas offered as well.The book also contains photocopy pages which will be very helpful to you.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on July 19, 2000
I use guided reading in my classroom and am looping first to second grade this year. I found this book to be very helpful and explanitory. I will use the book lists as well as their categories (emergent, progressing,transitional and fluent) to classify readers and make my guided reading groups. This book is teacher friendly and gives schedules of their days as well as concrete information that can readily be adapted and used. This book choice will be helpful for the teacher beginning to use guided reading, as well as the teacher who has already gotten their feet wet. I feel that this is an excellent choice to help with all guided reading areas.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 11, 2007
Emergent readers often have difficulty moving beyond the phonics aspect of reading, and Schulman gives the reading specialist many creative and practical ideas along with appropriate literacy selections for closing the gap between the emergent and fluent reader.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on September 7, 2005
A great resource for getting your guided reading program started. User friendly and has reproducibles in the index.
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on August 30, 2013
I've been focusing on trying to improve my skills in teaching reading this summer. This book is written in straight-forward language, and has excellent photos, document samples, and templates. I found the chapter "Setting Up and Managing Your Classroom for Guided Reading" very helpful. I also liked the assessment and evaluation chapter. The rest of the book is excellent; those just happen to be the most helpful chapters to me.
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on June 23, 2006
My district is implementing guided reading this school year. This book has been invaluable to me. It has helped me understand how to manage my classroom, so that my students will gain the most advantages from such a program. I am looking forward to returning this fall with this program in place. It is an extra bonus that the author is a teacher and has been in the same position.
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on July 11, 2014
We had to buy this book for a class, but it is honestly so helpful for my classroom as a teacher. I often refer to it for ideas and background for guided reading groups
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on November 10, 2011
This book helps to explain how to read to a child using many different methods but focuses on guided reading. This book is very informative.
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