Guided Reading Plan
Title: Danger in the Parking Lot Level: J
Introduction: This story is about Zack and his Mom going to the grocery store. When they leave the
store something happens in the parking lot.
Activate prior knowledge: Do you ever go to the grocery store with your mom or dad? What is it like
walking through a grocery store parking lot with a lot of cars?
Text structure: bold words on p. 12
Language structure: tape the race p. 3, slipped away p. 10, potatoes shot out p. 12
Predict and locate: watching p. 2, loudly p. 15
Vocabulary: danger (title)
Predictions: What do you think this story will be about?
Picture walk (if necessary): this will take place as we go over the above areas
Model and explicitly teach as needed
Check for understanding through conversation
Notice strengths and use of strategies
Comprehension Check: Choose 1 or 2 questions to focus on.
Thinking within the Text
Summarize: What was the series of events in this story, starting from the beginning and going to
Thinking beyond the Text
Inferring: How was Zack feeling at the beginning of the story? How did his feelings change
throughout the story? How do you know?
Thinking about the Text
Analyzing: Is this story fiction or nonfiction? How do you know? Discuss realistic fiction.
Graphic Organizer: Flow Map: Sequence the events of the story