The Gear Up! with ELL Plus guided reading program is a resource of exceptional guided reading fiction and nonfiction titles from Wright Group. This program is suitable for a diverse population of beginning readers, including children with little or no experience in reading, English language learners, children who are making regular progress learning to read, children who need a challenge in their reading instruction and children who are becoming fluent readers. Gear Up! with ELL Plus guided reading features:
Gear Up! Digitized Library
The Digitized Library is Internet-accessible and includes all 240 titles from the Gear Up! K-3 guided reading program in a digitized format. The library provides students with another opportunity to strengthen their reading and comprehension skills. Activities are designed to allow students to move at their own pace, providing effective support for differentiated instruction. Each digitized book includes a talking book format, activities, comprehension questions, and vocabulary and ELL support. A teacher management system is also included to assist with tracking student progress and monitoring ongoing assessment. The Digitized Library is sold by annual subscription.
Gear Up! with ELL Plus Guided Reading Overview
This comprehensive program overview introduces the guided reading process and offers suggestions for getting your classroom ready, conducting reading assessments to inform instruction, and placing students into the appropriate guided reading groups.
Gear Up! for Guided Reading DVD
Whether you are new to guided reading in your classroom or have been teaching it for some time, this video, written by master teachers and produced by professional development experts at Wright Group, will help you improve your classroom practice.
Gear Up! for Guided Reading covers these essential questions:
Complete Guided Reading Kits with Guided Reading Lesson Plans and ELL Plus Lesson Plans
Each complete Guided Reading Kit with Guided Reading Lesson Plans and ELL Plus Lesson Plans contains:
Guided Reading Kits
Each complete Guided Reading Kit contains:
Guided Reading Kits are available in the following configurations:
* Please note that ELL Plus lesson plans are designed for use along with, not instead of, the guided reading lesson plans.
Early Emergent kits include titles in Levels A–D. Early Emergent books feature:
Upper Emergent kits include titles in Levels E–J. Upper Emergent books feature:
Early Fluency kits include titles in Levels K–N. Early Fluency books feature:
The Fluency kit includes titles in Levels O–Q. Fluency books feature:
Step-by-step lesson plans help you scaffold support so instruction is tailored to each student's ability level. Before, during, and after reading exercises – including a reinforcement activity page – provide explicit skills instruction in the five essential elements of reading: Phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, comprehension strategies, and oral reading fluency.