Q. What is the best way to search in order to determine if guided reading can be considered differentiated instruction? Thanks

I am in the midst of my qualitative research study. I am encountering many individuals who believe that they are differentiating instruction through the use of Reader's Workshop (guided reading groups).I am very familiar with guided reading & differentiated instruction on separate levels. What I am trying to determine is whether or not Carol Ann Tomlinson's definition of differentiated instruction really works with the guided reading concept. Any help that you can suggest would be appreciated. I need resources that address both areas in tandem.


Hello & thanks for contacting the Online Library!

To find information on your topic, I recommend the following resources: 

  • Google Scholar
  • ERIC (ProQuest)
  • EBSCO ebooks
  • ebrary

For your search criteria, I suggest: 

  • "Carol Ann Tomlinson" AND "guided reading" AND "differentiated instruction"
  • "guided reading" AND  "individualized reading instruction" 
  • "guided reading" AND "differentiated instruction"
  • "group reading" AND "individualized reading instruction" 
  • "group reading" AND  "differentiated instruction"

I have included a guide for Google Scholar.   If you need the Argosy University login information, it can be found below. 

Login: aulibrary

Password: gscholar

Please let us know if you have additional questions or concerns!


  • Last Updated Jul 26, 2017
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