My main resources when planning for guided reading, are the running records I take and analyse regularly. Over time I have developed my own planning sheets with a few key teaching points I may wish to address at any given level of text. These guided reading planners have been written for texts up to level 26 and include a blank template so you can design your learning intentions to meet the needs of your own students. These planning sheets include some teaching foci relevant to each level and space to plan for before, during and after reading. In addition there is a section for each student in the guided reading group so that the teacher can record their achievement of the strategy taught.
As many teachers have found this a helpful starting place for planning guided reading, these templates are now included in our free downloadable resources.
Please leave a comment if you find these planning sheets useful.