Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Guided Reading Series: Putting together your toolkit

Every guided reading teacher needs to have a guided reading toolkit.  This is a basket, bin, drawer, or some other cutie patootie storage device in which you keep all things guided reading.

In my room, I have two sets of drawers.  I bought one bin that had 2 little drawers and 2 big ones.  And I bought one bin that had 3 big drawers.  Then I took them apart and rearranged them.  Now they look like this:


In the two small drawers, I keep my guided reading necessities.  These include dry erase boards, markers, and erasers, index cards, pointers, sharpies, highlighters, crayons, stamps, stickers, word finders, picture and word sorts, and more!

 There are two big drawers under each of the smaller drawers.  Each of my bigger drawers is for a group that I meet with.  (My two highest groups share a drawer since I have 5 total groups.  They tend to need the fewest materials.)


You can see that my bins now fit nicely under my guided reading table and I always have everything I need right at hand.


  1. I love how those fit under your table! I am in desperate need of some of those containers...and I am hoping to score some at garage sales this summer. I am not to keen on paying full price. haha :)

    Mind Sparks

  2. I have those containers stacked against the wall. I never even tried to tuck them under the table. What a great idea!!!