In as couple of my guided reading groups, I have readers who are processing the texts much more slowly than the other readers in the group. Consequently, they are reading much more slowly and finishing texts much later than the others in their group. This is creating a problem in my management of the guided session. Do I cut them off before they have finished? Do we all wait patiently?
- child wont be challenged by the text and therefore may make less progress.
- child may see this as a punishment. The child also often arrives late.