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Welcome to Literacy Voices, where our experts share instructional strategies with teachers. You'll find practical classroom tips from real educators, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice, and tools you can use immediately.
  1. High-Frequency Words in Guided Reading: Words by Sight

    High-Frequency Words in Guided Reading: Words by Sight

    When It Comes to High Frequency Words, Context Is Key in Guided Reading Texts! The use of high-frequency words in guided reading texts offers young readers m...
  2. Guided Reading and Academic Vocabulary: Words to Learn By

    Guided Reading and Academic Vocabulary: Words to Learn By

    Guided reading presents a unique opportunity for students to learn academic vocabulary if the guided reading books are written about engaging topics in ways th...
  3. Building Fluency during Guided Reading

    Building Fluency during Guided Reading

    What Guided Reading Practices Contribute to Fluency?
    Building fluency during guided reading is essential for developing readers. Fluency is often defined...
  4. Raising Achievement Among English Language Learners with Guided Reading

    Raising Achievement Among English Language Learners with Guided Reading

    Working with English Language learners in guided reading presents one of the best opportunities for raising achievement among these students. Keep these three ...
  5. Guided Reading Activities That Build Comprehension

    Guided Reading Activities That Build Comprehension

    There are several ways in which activities that extend guided reading increase the powerful learning that comes through guided reading instruction. First...
  6. Guided Reading and Balanced Literacy—Recognizing the Need for Guided Instruction

    Guided Reading and Balanced Literacy—Recognizing the Need for Guided Instruction

    Guided reading and balanced literacy are big ideas in literacy instruction today. The function of different approaches in a balanced curriculum offers tea...
  7. Grouping Students for Guided Reading—The Importance of Observing Students Beforehand

    Grouping Students for Guided Reading—The Importance of Observing Students Beforehand

    Grouping students for guided reading first requires that teachers ‘know their students.’ Teachers assess their students, using the tools they know—letter...
  8. Building Literacy with Paired Texts—Limitless Benefits for Learners

    Building Literacy with Paired Texts—Limitless Benefits for Learners

    Building literacy with paired texts is an exciting concept in guided reading instruction. Through intentional pairing of texts, teachers present students with ...
  9. Leveled Books for Guided Reading—What’s In a Number?

    Leveled Books for Guided Reading—What’s In a Number?

    There’s no way around it—when selecting leveled books for guided reading instruction, sooner or later you’re going to have to consider levels. For som...

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