Early Literacy and Guided Reading Lesson Plans

Attached are three lesson plans I use for Early Literacy and Guided Reading intervention times. I recommend using Dawn Reithaug’s letter recognition and sound assessment and The Phonological Awareness Aligned to the Hierarchy assessment to form groups based on need. Then divide your learners into early literacy groups (red) and guided reading (yellow) and change groups according to assessment results. I like to check each month formally (summative) using the assessment. For daily (formative) checks, I recommend creating an excel document with all the children’s’ names and all the letters. Pick a letter each day to test them at random (make sure it has been explicitly taught before) and note if the child knows the sound and/or letter. For instance, Child A might be shown letter ‘m’ and Child B might be shown letter ‘c.’ You can do the same thing with basic sight words for your yellow group.

Early Literacy Lesson Plan 

Guided Reading Intervention Lesson Plan

Guided Reading Intervention Lesson Plan – Option 2

Note: I print multiple of these lesson plans out and put them in a folder, which I clip after each day. By keeping a similar format and having copies easily accessible I can plan my next lesson in 10 minutes (depending on the activity)! I can easily highlight what we will be doing the next day and note any letters that need reviewing based on the data or any adaptations for specific kids. It also helps to keep the “I Can Statements” up in the room to save time. Please view Resources for a First Year SST for specific early literacy and guided reading resources.

Happy planning!

Inclusive Education Resources

10 Steps to Writing an Inclusive Lesson Plan from Concordia University

Adaptive Dimension

ADHD from Alberta Education

Autism Resource Centre

Autism: Sensory Overload

Behavioral Recording

Bilingualism and Children from the Hanen Centre

Birmingham Grid for Learning: Multiple Intelligences: This website is a great tool to get to know students and how they learn best. This link leads to a quick, 5 page learning inventory for high school students. After completion, students receive a code and they can give this code to their teachers. Then the teacher can print off individual graphs for each student, the entire class, the boys, or the girls. This offers a great visual for the teacher and can help guide instruction. I would personally put the whole-class visual in my classroom and after each lesson I would check-off or assess what ways of knowing/learning I targeted for the day (an inclusive education strategy). Students could also print off their own results so they know their strengths and areas to work on! I hope to use this in my pre-internship, along with some more interest-based games, to get to know my students so that I can instruct them appropriately and work on relationship building.

ConnectAbility for Developmental Disabilities

Constructivism from Concept to Classroom

For Parents with Children with Hearing Loss

Four Directions Teachings

Glossary of Instructional Strategies

Inclusive Education Library

Inclusive Education from Western Canadian Research Centre of Inclusion

Inquiry Based Learning from Concept to Classroom

Instructional Strategies and Lesson Plans for Inclusive Educators

Katie Letnes’ Blog

Language-Based Learning Disabilities from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Lesson Plans Directory

Lesson Plans for Teachers from eduref

Lifelong Learning and Adult Education

Power Soccer and Power Soccer Video 2

Rhett Syndrome in Males

Rick Hansen on Losing his Ability to Walk

Social Media + Differentiating Instruction

Supporting Behavior and Social Participation from Learn Alberta

Supporting Positive Behavior from Alberta Education

Special Ed. and Physical Education

Special Ed. Wiki by Sarah Belson

Technology Lesson Plans

We Act Lesson Plans

Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair Yoga