Guided Writing

An Approach to Differentiated Writing Instruction

What is Guided Writing?

Guided Writing is a small-group approach to teaching writing that compliments interactive writing and writing workshop (Oczkus, 2007). It involves working with small groups of students based on need (Gibson, 2009).

Benefits of Guided Writing

Implementing guided writing in the classroom has shown to:

  • Improve student use of writing strategies (Gibson, 2008)
  • Increase student motivation (Oczkus, 2009)
  • Enhance reading ability (Richardson, 2009)

Guided Writing in the Primary Classroom
Guided writing lesson