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ERIC Number: ED480893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Guided Reading. ERIC Topical Bibliography and Commentary.
Smith, Carl B., Ed.
A considerable body of research has shown that Guided Reading lessons provide the structure students need to develop specific ways to approach reading a text. In guided reading, teachers first provide instruction for the reading involving general discussion of the text to build background information. Second, children participate in supported reading where teachers have introduced the story followed by all children reading aloud the identified text. During supported reading teachers observe each child's application of reading strategies and provide necessary support. Third, when reading is complete, students may participate in follow-up activities that include additional instruction on specific strategies. The goal of guided reading is to assist children in becoming independent and fluent readers by providing instruction in effective reading strategies. This topical bibliography and commentary reviews research on guided reading, giving examples of how teachers can use guided reading to benefit their classes. It also gives strategies for using both core-reading selections in textbooks and separate texts from other sources. Lists 3 Internet resources and 14 references. (NKA)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A