Guided reading: lesson observation template

Use our observation form to effectively monitor your guided reading provision.

Last reviewed on 10 February 2023
School types: AllSchool phases: AllRef: 2835
Contents
  1. Download our lesson observation template
  2. Further resources to set your reading lessons up for success

Download our lesson observation template

Keydoc: guided reading lesson observation form DOCX, 130.2 KB

Use our form to record observations of guided reading sessions across your school. For each year group, observe the effectiveness of:

  • Classroom organisation 
  • Planning
  • Resources, including the text pupils read
  • Questioning and dialogue
  • Pupil progress 

You’ll find a series of questions to help you observe each of these aspects, and space for you to set targets for individual teachers.

We worked with 2 of our associate education experts, Charlotte Raby and Nina Siddall-Ward, to create it.

Further resources to set your reading lessons up for success

Find out how to:

The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.