These Guided Reading Checklists are adapted from Fountas’ and Pinnell’s Continuum of Literacy Learning. They are designed to provide information about each reading level
so that teachers can make informed decisions about what to teach students
during guided reading and what to observe and assess.
**A continuum of reading behaviors, not specific steps, can be found on these checklists.
Suggestions for using each Guided Reading Checklist
Lesson Planning Tool: Teachers can use the checklists to identify objectives for each Guided Reading leveled group. During the lesson, teachers should model the reading behavior they want students to try and students should receive timely feedback regarding their reading efforts.
Observation and Assessment Tool: Teachers can use the checklists during guided reading lessons as a tool on which to record the behaviors each child is demonstrating. This enables teachers to monitor student progress and provide more targeted instruction.