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ERIC Number: EJ1048740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: EISSN-1559-9035
When Guided Reading Isn't Working: Strategies for Effective Instruction
Wall, Heather
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v10 n2 p134-141 Fall 2014
Guided reading is widespread as a small group reading instructional approach, and yet in some cases the original intent of guided reading as a method for encouraging readers' independent strategic thinking has been lost. This article describes one group of teachers' discoveries as they searched for a way to improve their instruction by engaging in coaching labs and thereby turned what had been "private" teaching into "public practice." By entering this vulnerable space they came to some key realizations about the need to focus on student behaviors over skills, and the power of language to influence instruction.
Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. 315 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-7866; Fax: 706-542-3817; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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