Activities for ages 3 to 8.
Do some of your students struggle to read but you’re not sure how to help?
Have you ever imagined having an easy cheat sheet for picking “just right” reading lessons for every student in class?
Whether you need a quick reference to help you plan your reading group instruction or you’re not sure how to help one of your struggling readers, these free reading cheat sheets will help point you in the right direction.
Just grab your copy (below) and print them on plain white paper or color code them by printing on bright neon.
Then slide them into your guided reading binder so you can pull them out quickly when you need them.
If your students are building foundational skills, work your way through the list of pre-reading lessons including picking a “just right” book, finding a good reading spot that’s free from distractions and reading the whole time – instead of wandering to the bathroom, talking with a friend, or staring at the wall. 😉
If you notice kids are making mistakes as they read, pull out the accuracy page for a list of lesson ideas.
Options include teaching students how to connect books with their own life, making predictions about what is going to happen next and revising their guesses as they go along.
When you have children who need to work on reading more quickly, grab the fluency page for inspiration.
Show them how to read strings of 2 to 5 sight words fluently, hone in on tricky spelling patterns like digraphs and have them reread to build their speed.
And last but not least, when students need to practice reading comprehension, show them how to think from different characters’ points of view or retell what happened in the beginning, middle and end.
Grab Your Free Copy
Save tons of time differentiating your reading lessons and click the blue download button below to grab our free reading cheat sheets!