Guided reading lessons, books, and activities for reading levels AA-J. Digital and printable options for teaching guided reading to K-1 students.
Guided Reading Lessons & Activities
Guided reading lesson plans can make your daily guided reading instruction simple! With lesson plans, books, running records, and word work activities you will have all you need to organize and effectively teach during guided reading groups.
Our traditional tales guided reading pack is full of fun, familiar stories. Each book title has multiple levels for a wide range of readers in kindergarten and first grade. Plus, books and word work activities are available in a printable (both color and black & white) and digital format. For the digital option, you can easily load the activities into Seesaw with just one click. It is also available in PowerPoint so it can be used in Google Slides.
Intro to Text
Each lesson begins with a focus on a high-frequency word. Students practice building the word in order to quickly identify and read it in the story.
You can also use magnetic letters to build and write the sight word.
Reading the Text
After introducing the book, students are ready to begin reading the text.
Here you can see a first-grade student using the Flippy Dolphin reading strategy. For this strategy, we teach students that sometimes when we are reading and the word doesn’t make sense, we just need to flip the vowel sound.
On the first day of reading, there is word work practice included in the lesson. Students work on word building and picture sorting.
Word work activities are also available in both a digital and printable format.
We’ve also included a guided writing portion of the lesson plan. Students complete sentence work and even a written retell of the story, depending on the level of the text.
Inside our traditional tales guided reading bundle, you will find leveled texts AA-J for the following stories:
- The Tortoise and the Hare
- The Ugly Duckling
- Hansel and Gretel
- The Gingerbread Man
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- Little Red Hen
- The Elves and the Shoemaker
- Little Red Riding Hood
- Stone Soup
- City Mouse, Country Mouse
- The Three Little Pigs
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Get access to all of the lesson plans, books, and activities for each of these 12 titles by purchasing the bundle:
We have other guided reading books, too! Check out this blog post that shows additional book titles: