This is an amazing resource that highlights all aspects of balanced literacy. It also includes valuable lessons, virtual tours, and "how to" videos.
Here is a great link to text descriptions for each F&P level as well as descriptions of reading behaviors at each level. Using this information will help in choosing guided reading and independent text selections. It will also aid in monitoring student progress to help as part of the process to identify when students should move up in reading levels.
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To better understand the difference between guided reading groups and strategy groups, here is a great comparison table -
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