Guided reading: lesson observation template

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

Last reviewed on 10 February 2023
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  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

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