Reading at Green Hope Elementary School
What is guided reading?
Guided reading is a teaching approach that helps individual students learn how to process a variety of increasingly challenging texts with understanding and fluency. Guided reading occurs in small groups which allows for more individualized attention.
How do I know my child's reading level?
The books your child reads are leveled from easier to harder in the order of the alphabet. Levels are only an approximation, and within each level some books may be easier or harder. The main goal is to determine the level that is appropriate for children to read independently. "Grade level" means that the kinds of texts that students at that grade level are typically reading. If children fall below those levels, they will require extra instruction or intervention to help them extend their reading ability.
Three times per year your child's teacher will administer an "mClass Assessment". This is a one-one-one assessment that will track progress in fluency, accuracy and comprehension. Students are asked to both reading and write about the leveled texts. After the reading level is determined, teachers use this information to guide instruction. Teachers will send home a HomeLink letter that will contain your child's reading level (A-Z).
What books should my child be reading?
Listed below are a few links to help you assist your son or daughter in choosing "just right" books:
A to Z Books
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