Distance Learning | How to Teach Guided Reading Virtually

Distance Learning and teaching guided reading virtually doesn’t have to be difficult. It can actually be fun to teach a virtual guided reading lesson to your students. If you possibly have to teach remotely in the fall this upcoming school year and distance learning, teaching virtually, and knowing how to teach an effective and rigorous guided reading lesson via remote learning has you stressed, check out this video. I will provide some ACTIONABLE tips, strategies, and resource suggestions to ensure that teaching guided reading virtually via distance learning will not only be easier, but it could be fun!
So, let’s jump into how to teach guided reading virtually during distance learning!

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Please post your questions below and even ideas for possibly future videos and I will do whatever I can to help you ROCK virtual teaching during distance learning!



  1. April 21, 2021
    Emma Toma

    what grade do you teach?

  2. April 21, 2021
    Angelica Diaz

    Is this program offered for Spanish too or just English classes?

  3. April 21, 2021
    Syifa Tsaniati

    thank you this is so helpful! But i want to ask, where the video that teaching the plot? thank you in advance

  4. April 21, 2021

    I'm only 15 minutes into the video and I've said "OHHH WOW" about 10 times already because of all the great ideas you've presented! I especially love the idea of having each student in their own breakout room when they read the text! I'm a student teacher in a special ed mild/moderate classroom and for our more advanced readers, we have been using round-robin reading and you are absolutely right about them not paying attention to the text while other students are reading. I will try this during my lessons this week, than you so much!

  5. April 21, 2021
    Maria Sparacio

    What are other virtual children doing while you are in breakout rooms and doing gr?

  6. April 21, 2021

    Your program has been a lifesaver during this pandemic! My students reading has improved so much in only 2 months!!!

  7. April 21, 2021
    Philomen G

    Good Morning. Thank you very much. Does the Guided Readers site provide materials for high schoolers reading below grade level?

  8. April 21, 2021
    A C


  9. April 21, 2021

    I feel like in a teacher virtual camp, I am so blessed that you are so smart, very diligent in making everything orderly and easy to understand; you are a brilliant woman and a godsend for sharing your knowledge. I have more videos to watch… I am not going to be early today. I am excited to learn more. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  10. April 21, 2021
    Run Play Have Fun

    Thank you for sharing. There is so much information out there to sift through. I'm trying to find what works best for my kindergarten classroom.

  11. April 21, 2021
    Ramona Fouse

    Your video was very helpful. Unfortunately, it is the middle of school year and I'm just learning (from your video) how to teach guided reading. I wish to correspond with you. How may I do that?

  12. April 21, 2021
    felicita rosario

    Thank you so much for sharing your ideas. I use google meet for my guided reading. I love the break-out room idea. If I used google break-out rooms, can the students see the the book if I share my screen of the book?

  13. April 21, 2021
    Tu Nokwe

    Thank you so much for this teaching of Virtual Teaching, 'Guided Reading.' I am a natural teacher, with inborn teaching gifts/skills(specialising in the arts, music, storytelling, movement, reading, values, motivation, etc) Your guidance is so useful, I keep listening cause I would like to intergrate on my new chanel which will be launched once I am ready and confident to activate it TUNOKWE.TV

  14. Hi Teachers and Parents – We love reading books out loud on our channel! Please reach out to us if you would like some particular books read out load 🙂 Thanks you all!!

  15. Love, love, love the idea of the break-out rooms!! Yes, as you mentioned a little more work in the beginning. Setting this up would benefit the children and you in the long term– the teacher would be able to focus and guide child specifically on which strategies/skills needed to be addressed.

  16. April 21, 2021

    Hi Amanda! What is the fee for this program?

  17. April 21, 2021

    I love you

  18. April 21, 2021
    Mark Twain

    Here it is December and your insights are accurate. Thanks for what you do, Anna.

  19. April 21, 2021
    Diane Pagan

    Is it too late to start this January?

  20. April 21, 2021
    marco busi

    It`s been 12 months ever since we started reading this guide. The reading abilities of my girl has consistently developed. Right now, she can read some textbooks. In addition to that, she’s a fantastic speller also. What’s even more appealing is she can easily create sentences at this point. Get this reading guide on Google. The program’s name is Elena Readoρiz

  21. April 21, 2021
    David Brown

    thanks for creating! I even learnt some new things like the Flippy Dolphin strategy!

  22. some of my first graders are not even able to identify letters/sounds – do you have some ideas to make this fun ? I am focusing on the sounds over the name so they can start to sound out 2 letter words.

  23. Thank you so much!!! Such valuable advice for me that has no idea what to do!

  24. April 21, 2021
    Joann Pasterkiewicz

    Thanks for validating everything I've been doing for the last 30 years… You are doing a great job! Stick to the basics before you get to the "craft" of anything…

  25. April 21, 2021
    Yajaira Gil

    I love this program !!!!!! Just purchased it and it is awesome ! Thank you so much for this ❣️

  26. April 21, 2021

    Thank You so much for sharing this topic. awesome

  27. April 21, 2021
    Claud Schmidt

    I would love to use your technique in China. Your information is really amazing! Thanks

  28. April 21, 2021
    Mary Meyer

    Thank you. This is SO helpful!

  29. April 21, 2021
    Ashley Richter

    What resources do you recommend for 5th grade virtual reading?

  30. April 21, 2021
    Rosana Rogers

    Thank you so much for sharing your guided reading video. It was very helpful. It has been overwhelming trying to train myself. Our district was not ready, neither were the teachers. Myself included. I think teachers are trying to keep it movinging and just train themselves. Much of this is done in our free time. We are getting our books from a-z reading. Where did you get your sight word assessment sheets? Do you provide samples of the reading comprehension, word work sheets to use along with books?

  31. April 21, 2021
    Pop Joy Prints

    I love your videos and materials, but I'm assuming it's not okay to use these materials in a "for profit" classroom like Outschool or VIPKID right? Do you know of anyone who does allow this? I'd love to get back into teaching reading since it was my jam when I was in the brick and mortar classroom. My foreign students want to read with me online, but I have yet to get a "yes" from anyone to use their materials online like that. Do you have any advice or suggestions for materials I could use safely? Thank you for your help! Lauren

  32. April 21, 2021
    Selvi Kunchu

    Thank you so much for sharing.

  33. April 21, 2021
    mirna castillo

    Great video would appreciate your help to do guided reading using the different programs/app

  34. April 21, 2021

    A great application for teaching a child to read by syllables, completely free and contains no advertising. The training is implemented in the form of a game, the main task of which is to collect all the stickers.
    Contains 20 basic English lessons, as well as the ability to download or create your own.

  35. April 21, 2021
    Kerry Anderson

    How do you share your screen?

  36. April 21, 2021
    قل لي كيف

    اذا كنت عربيا وتريد تعليم طفلك القراءة والكتابة بأسهل طريقة في الحجر الصحي، ادخل الى قناتي وشاهد واشترك ❣️❣️

  37. April 21, 2021
    Patricia Smith

    I enjoyed your video, want to see more

  38. April 21, 2021
    Melissa Rodriguez

    I'm very interesting on this resources. Can I get the monthly membership to try with my kindergarten?

  39. April 21, 2021
    Kelly Leatherman

    Where can I get the leveled guided reading binder covers?

  40. April 21, 2021
    Tracy Dawson

    I loved your guided reading activities for small groups, I would love to use the guided reading site; however, our district has strict curriculum guidelines of using outside products, but I love the small group activities you suggested to help keep my kids engaged and interactive and to help build up reading skills. Is there a way we can get a blank template of all the activities you suggested within this guided reading lesson?


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