Using Guided Reading to Strengthen Students' Reading Skills at the Emergent Level, Grades K-3

Online Course

Course Objective/Goals

In this course you will see an experienced primary teacher demonstrate how guided reading lessons help emergent-level readers unlock the meaning of text. You'll see students engage with print, increase their sight vocabularies and phonics skills, and gain fluency.

Guided reading enables primary teachers to work closely with small groups of students as they read text that is appropriate for their skill level.

You will learn how to:

  • use questions, prompts and other forms of scaffolding to enhance students' literacy growth
  • introduce new texts to young readers in ways that support reading success and generate the use of good reading strategies
  • incorporate word work into guided reading lessons without taking away from the main purpose of the lesson - reading!

Watch an excerpt from this course:

How This On Demand Course Works

Optional Graduate Credit

EDLU 9102


"Enjoyed the course and learned a wealth of information about Guided Reading!"
              – L. Hamilton

"The instruction was thorough and presented in appropriate chunks. Appreciated the ability to refer back to certain videos and resources. Thank you."
              – C. Bartlett

"I thought this was an excellent course on guided reading. "
              – B. Justus

"I found this online course to be very thorough and complete with the content it was outlined to teach. Taking this online was very easy and affordable. I will take more online courses in the future."
              – V. Glaser

"Great videos showing wonderful ideas that I will use in my classroom!"
              – S. Sanger

"I loved this course. It gave me some great new ideas to use with my kindergarten class. All of the BER courses I have taken are very professional and offer timely  instantly-usable activities."
              – M. Schreur


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