Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Guided Reading & Center Rotations

Many of you have asked . . . and here it is (finally)!!!  A free step by step guide that explains and gives suggestions for how you could group your students into four leveled guided reading groups just like we do and how to set up and rotate your students through daily center rotations. imageclick {here} to download the step by step guide  image click {here} to download a set of generic and jungle themed center signs

image click {here} to download a class set of center nametags

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click {here} to download the center posters that will be displayed at the front of your classroom.  They were all created on legal size paper (8 1/2 x 14).

Feel free to send us a message {madefor1stgrade@gmail.com} if you have any questions, comments or concerns.  We would be glad to try to walk you through this process.  It’s one of those things that seems like it would be easier to understand if you could actually see it in action.signature

37 comments:

  1. Y'all did an amazing job breaking this down! And the extras are fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing all of this!

    Dana
    3rd Grade Gridiron

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  2. You're a God-send! 1st year in 1st grade thus next year.....from 3rd grade! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  3. This is great!! I will definitely use this as a resource when I plan my guided reading this year! Check out my freebie at
    Life's a Teach!!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your ideas and for the free downloads!

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  5. Thanks for a great post. I just started a blog and am trying to host my first kinky party. it is on guided reading & If your interested I would love you to check it out.
    http://fun2binfirst.blogspot.com/2011_06_01_archive.html

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  6. Wow! So generous of you to share! These are fabulous!

    Mel D
    Oh the Places We’ll Go

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  7. OMG, Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Thank you for sharing, this is absolutely amazing! :)

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  8. This is soooo AWESOME!!! Thanks so much!!!!

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  9. THANK YOU! I seem to change my station rotation/set-up every year trying to find what works. I really like your system and the matching freebies are SUPER!

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  10. This is awesome! Thank you so much for this wonderful resource :)

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  11. I love this and want to say THANK YOU! I love those cute dotted borders! Where do you get them?
    Curls and a Smile

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  12. Thanks for the explanation of centers/guided reading. The freebies are great. I was noticing that on the nametags one of the above level numbers is reversed. It is the one with 8-4 and 4-8. All the others are the name on each set. Does that matter or is it a typo? Thanks again for your great resources!!!!

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  13. What an awesome resource. Thanks for all your hard work!

    Rachele
    Teach. Blog, Repeat

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  14. I can't wait to try this out. I have always struggled to make centers work for me and really appreciate you sharing this. Thank you!

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  15. Thank you for the wonderful center download. Your work is beautiful!

    http://lollipopsandfairytales.blogspot.com/

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  16. What a great resource! Thanks! What does your class do on Fridays during Center Time?

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  17. Thank you for sharing. This is a great resource.

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  18. This is FANTASTIC!! Thank you for sharing with us, you are so generous!

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  19. These are wonderful downloads. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  20. These are wonderful downloads. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  21. Is there a way to adapt this to six groups? I have 27 kids in my first grade class and I can squeeze down to five groups maybe but not four because I only have five computers.

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  23. Hello,
    I just wanted to take a minute to tell you that you have a great site! Keep up the good work.

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  24. Hey,
    I would like to tell you that you have given me much knowledge about it. Thanks for everything.Thanks

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  25. Thank you so much. This will help greatly in reorganizing my centers for next year.

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  26. Aaaaamazing! Thanks for sharing! I actually teach 8th grade, but I downloaded your items as a template! :)

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  27. This is absolute genius! Thank you for sharing, I am a new teacher this year and I will be using this in my classroom for my kiddos. :D

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  28. As a new first grade teacher this is something that will help me get started in my guided reading. Thanks!

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  29. Thank you so much!! There is a K job opening at my school, where I am a SPED PARA, that I applied for and if promoted I would have 1 day to be ready and all this would greatly help me be ready. Thanks again!!

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  30. Thank you so much for your hard work and sharing these wonderful resources.

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  31. How awesome!-) I've printed my tags and I'm preparing my stations. I would ask if you could explain your center signs. Thanks again for sharing.

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  32. Thank you for the great ideas and sharing!

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  33. Thanks for sharing, I plan on using with my classroom this school year.

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  34. Is it possible to edit these files to incorporate a different theme and use different symbols? Please let me know!

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  35. Thank you! Great resource. You are so generous!

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