BER Online Learning for Educators

Guided Reading

Grades 1-3: Using Guided Reading to Strengthen Students' Reading Skills at the Developing Level
Growing literacy learners need a guided reading format that addresses their increasing capability and capacity for reading independence. In this online course two outstanding teachers and guided reading practitioners provide models, explanations, and suggestions for moving students from emergent level reading instruction into guided reading lessons and activities more appropriate to young, developing literacy learners

Grades 1-3: Using Guided Reading to Strengthen Students' Reading Skills at the Fluent Level
As children progress to near-fluent and fluent levels of literacy, they continue to reap great benefits from the structure and support that guided reading provides. In this course, you'll see how young readers are able to strengthen their fluency, comprehension, and higher-level thinking skills over a wide variety of text, both fiction and nonfiction in small, flexible guided reading groups.

Grades 3-6: Instructional Strategies for Guided Reading that Enhance Students’ Reading Comprehension
This video-based online course includes demonstrations of six powerful instructional strategies that are ideally suited to guided reading in grades 3-6. These strategies focus students’ attention on key concepts, important details, and underlying themes in text. Some of the strategies can be used by students in their independent reading; some are designed to help teachers enrich students’ encounters with challenging text.

Grades 3-6: Using Guided Reading to Strengthen Students’ Reading Skills
In this course you will see experienced intermediate grade level teachers working with guided reading groups to increase students' literacy growth and deepen their understanding of text. You'll see how guided reading uniquely combines the critical attributes of small group instruction and one-on-one coaching to move students forward as readers.

Grades K-2: Word Work Strategies that Strengthen Students' Reading Development
Word work is a vital component of a primary literacy program. Focusing children’s attention on words and word parts helps young students develop strategies that strengthen their reading development. In this On Demand, video-based online course, you'll see how to introduce, demonstrate and practice simple key word solving strategies that are highly effective at moving young children from understanding concepts about words to becoming independent readers who use word solving strategies as tools.

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