February 20, 2013
Guided Reading Exit Slips
This past week, I have been using my guided reading exit slip board with my guided reading groups, and it has been a hit. My guided reading groups are composed of 6th graders, many of which need help thinking beyond and about the text. This has been a fun way to get students to bring their learning forward once the guided reading session is over and be reflective. It's also a great way to quickly assess where students are at.
On their notecard I request students to write: their name, the book title, and answer one of the questions from the three headings. I also ask them to, when applicable, provide evidence from the book to support their thinking. Below are a few examples of what students have written so far:
This student who responded to, "What I'm Still Wondering About after Reading Today" is questioning why the mother in the classic, Sounder, doesn't seem affected by her husband's arrest. It's an extremely high level thought that will generate some great discussion in our next guided reading group.
So there you have it, a quick and effective idea on how to quickly access guided reading, make learning generative, and have a visual for students to see and constantly be thinking about. If you teach guided reading, I highly recommend giving it a try! :)