Guided writing is an individual or group activity where learners use
to organize their ideas and write texts.
: Making A word map Mini Lesson
Here are the steps to follow to use guided writing:
Make a board list of topics the students may write about.
Make a word map. See:
How to make a word map
Have a scribe write the word map for the struggling writer.
Peers help each other for the intermediate writers.
The advanced learner is able to write the word map.
Have the students create a text from the map and write it down.
Allow the beginning writer to use
Peer mentors help the intermediate writer.
Have the students share out loud.
: Using the
Six Traits Plus
The Six Trait Writing Model is a system that is designed to teach students the craft of quality writing.
The system is structured around six traits which supply a framework in which teachers can provide focused, detailed feedback and instruction.
The six traits of writing create a common format for discussing, critiquing, and celebrating writing.
The Six Trait Model has proven to be a very effective system for analyzing and improving writing performance and writing skills.
Conference Writing Mini Lesson:
is an activity where writers discuss and share their writing with an individual or group.
Conference writing helps writers improve their own writing by
developing their ideas
correcting their own mistakes, and
learning to communicate their ideas clearly.
Use these suggestions to work with students as you help them develop as writers.