Guiding Reading will help all teachers of children in Key Stage 2 understand what is involved in guided reading and will dispel common misunderstandings. In guided reading, children read the texts themselves while the teacher acts as the expert who guides them through the text. This book explains the development of reading processes and preferences in children aged 7 to 11, and gives the rationale for guided reading. It explains clearly what teachers need to do in order to organise their classrooms, their resources and themselves in order to carry out guided reading successfully. The book also provides exemplar lessons - at least four for each year group - that show guided reading in action. Annotated booklists help teachers select the texts that will match their pupils' reading skills and interests. In all, over 400 picture books, short and longer fiction, non-fiction, poetry and other media titles are listed. A section on continuing professional development contains five INSET sessions that will enable the whole school staff to become proficient at using guided reading. The second edition of Guiding Reading has been thoroughly revised and expanded. It is a helpful complement to two further books on guided reading published by the Institute of Education: Book Bands for Guided Reading and Bridging Bands for Guided Reading (which covers the transition from KS1 to KS2). This is an essential handbook for all literacy co-ordinators and an invaluable resource for newly qualified teachers and class teachers.
Institute of Education Press