How to Easily Organize Your Guided Reading Levels

Keeping my ever-changing guided reading level data organized is a piece of cake with this quick template I've whipped up for my classroom!

Image of folder that says Organizing Guided Reading Levels

All you require is a standard file folder and a handful of stickies. BINGO! It seems so simple now!

Image of folder that says Guided Reading Levels

I separated the inside of a folder into sections for each of the reading levels in the range of my students' abilities, placed their names on stickies, and now I'm able to move them quickly and easily, plus it is a piece of cake to pick out meaningful groups based on reading ability. Laminating the folder keeps it in good shape all year long.

Image of the inside of the folder with stickies under different levels.

I have removed the students' names from the photo, but you get the idea. You can grab this template free in my Freebie Library!


If you have a great strategy for organizing reading levels I'd love to hear it! I'm always looking for ways to make my primary class run smoothly!

Check out these Reading Response Graphic Organizers in my Teachers Pay Teachers store by clicking the image below! If you are new to Teachers Pay Teachers (my all-time favorite site for teaching resources!), you can set up a free account here!

Reading Response Graphic Organizers
A digital version for Google Classroom is available HERE!

You might also be interested in the ideas I've shared in this blog post:

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4 comments

  1. What do you use to test your kiddies for a reading level? swissmiz54@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Barbara! We use the PM Benchmark system primarily for leveling student reading. As a quick check I've been using the Reading A to Z benchmark passages with running records. They provide a quick check and the RAZ site provides a correlation chart so I can be sure the levels are matching up to our system!

      ~Erin

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    2. Great way to have an organized visual of current levels.

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    3. Thanks! It is just so easy and convenient! Glad you stopped by! :)

      ~Erin

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