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Today I'm going to share a little bit about how I *try* to stay organized for my guided reading groups.
First, and most important, I like to keep everything I need as close to me as possible. I try to find a spot in my room for my guided reading table to be where I can have bookshelves, plastic drawers, and whatever else I can to hold all my STUFF! Because after 13 years of teaching - I have A LOT of stuff!
In the picture above I am showing just a few things I keep close by for guided reading time. There are so many things that are not pictured, so I will try to list as many as I can that are not pictured. I always keep: plenty of sharpened pencils, erasers, highlighters, markers and crayons, whisper phones, sight word flash cards, letter tiles (pictured below), letter stamps, running record timer, table top pocket chart, sight word/word work games, and SO MUCH MORE!
Then there's the question of where to store the centers and activities students work on during guided reading time. I have a variety of different centers so I have multiple storage techniques, but this is one of my favorite ways to organize centers (when they fit).
I have tons of these file organizers. I have one for each "set" of centers that I use and then a bunch more for flash cards. I actually need to buy more :)
So those are just a couple ways I try to stay organized during guided reading. I need to utilize my time for instruction and not finding materials because 5 reading groups go by in a flash and need to be time well spent.
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Now hop around and find out some more organizational ideas for your classroom. I am on my way too because I can always use more organizational tips.