Hello all, I am hoping to spend some of this half term revising the way that I do guided reading with Year 1 at my school. At the moment it feels like a frantic mission to get resources ready for a 20-30minute period in the day, desperately hoping that the children will complete tasks independently while I listen to a group read. My school has no fixed scheme and I started this year by doing a whole class read and then tasks based on that book. I don't find that guided reading interests the children and it feels like you give them a task to complete as a filler activity. I have no TA so groups have to work independently if I'm going to get the best chance of reading with a group. Can anyone advise me on a less stressful, more engaging and ultimately EFFECTIVE way of doing guided reading with Year 1?? Thanks.