Guided Writing Lesson Plans: 3rd Grade

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I used this resource with my guided writing groups. I wanted the students to write with a purpose! The students were extremely engaged and learning!
Great outline of the structure for teaching guided writing! Aligns well with format for guided reading and follows many of the same principles!
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We all have used Guided Reading! It is so beneficial for our students. I wanted to bring something equally beneficial for writing time.


Guided Writing Includes:

Clickable Pacing Guide

Standards Pages (CCSS and NEW TEKS)

Fully Written Lesson Plans

Graphic Organizers



Anecdotal Records

Grammar Mini-Lessons

Rough Draft Lessons

Editing/Revising Lessons

Publishing Lessons

3 Weeks of Writing Meet-Ups

Editable Anecdotal Records

Editable Blank Guided Writing Template

What are Writing Meet-Ups?

While you are meeting with you writing small group, your other students will be groups doing activities related to what writing topic you are teaching that week. These are activities they can work on together (similar to centers) but they should not need your help.

How Does Guided Writing Work?

•Divide your students into writing small groups (five groups.)

•Meet with one group each day for 30 minutes.

•The group you are meeting with will be doing the Guided Writing Lesson with you.

•The other students will be doing Writing Meet-Ups in their small groups but around the room (working together similar to centers.)

•Once you are on the rough draft stage—Writing Meet Up Activities will end because all students will be working through the writing process. Explain what all students will do during those weeks BEFORE going to small group.

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Other Links You Might Need:

4th Grade Guided Writing

3rd Grade Guided Reading

3rd Grade Literacy Centers

3rd Grade QR Code Activities

3rd Grade Leveled Text

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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.


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