Techniques to Improve Guided Reading Levels in Kindergarten


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The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of guided reading instruction on kindergarten students’ reading achievement. The Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Kit was used to assess the students’ guided reading abilities. This assessment evaluated the students’ fluency, accuracy, and comprehension to determine their reading levels. After the pre-assessment data was collected, small group guided reading instruction was implemented. Upon completion of the implementation of instruction students were assessed again to determine if growth was made. The findings of the research show a significant improvement in students reading levels.