There are a multitude of problems with guided reading in its current state. From poor book choices, to lots of moving around in classroom, the key benefit or these sessions - to inspire a love of reading and understanding - has been eroded.
What is unusual about many of these problems have evolved into their current awkward state. We are prone to do this in education, and less inclined to stop and consider why something might be broken. I think its something we need to get more in the habit of doing if we are going to make real progress.
This book sets out to correct this problem. Contained within is a blueprint for making your guided reading session really work, day after day, for any age group. More than that, it can be read in an hour, implemented in less than that and will save you hours over a teaching year.