The Ultimate Guided Reading Data Binder

I just love Thanksgiving!  Family, friends, food and a day set aside to do nothing but enjoy them!  And I’m so thankful for teachers.  The ones I work with, the ones who have taught my daughter, and the ones I have connected with through social media and blogging have all brought so much joy to our lives.  SO, I’m joining some fabulous teachers to say THANK YOU!


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If you’re like me, you have tons of papers and notes about your students during guided reading, but just haven’t found the perfect way to keep them easily organized…until now!


I have a binder for each group.  I use a dry erase marker (or vis-a-vis so it doesn’t wipe off accidently) to write my current goal for each student right on the binder cover.


Then I add a post it note to each box so I am ready to take some quick notes about my students while they read.

Inside the binder I have a tab for each student and keep a page to put all my notes.


I have also found that large mailing labels make for an awesome way to take and organize reading group notes.


With my emergent readers I track known words in reading and writing.


During group on this chart so I can quickly prompt my students using the words they are familiar with and then weekly on these graphs so I can monitor their growth.


I also like to keep track of the books that each group has read.  It helps me to make connections between texts with that group and to remember which group has read which books – because somtimes all 5 groups start to run together a little bit, right?


I also have an option for full size note pages that provide space for multiple lessons.  These pages are also great for planning the elements you want to include in each small group lesson.

One of my favorite pieces of this binder – especially for my earliest readers – is this editable action plan!  It makes it easy to keep track of the skills that the student can control on their own and the things that I need to be sure to support.  I also track known words, letters and sounds, all in one place!  Now, it is a bit much to do for your whole class, but for your most targeted students, it’s a lifesaver, espcially if you’re looking to identify need for RtI!


This product also includes 4 different editable binder cover options in both color and black and white!


I’d love to hear how you keep your reading groups organized!



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