In an era of change in education, the time is right to refocus attention on guided reading practices. Guided reading remains an anchor in small group literacy instruction, but how has it changed with the new shifts? In this book, Michael Ford provides a practical resource for guided reading. He explains how it has evolved, why it's important, how to fit it into a comprehensive literacy program, how to select texts, how to position it for intervention, and how to assess students. Also included is an appendix with a listing of guided reading books.