Guided reading is responsive, differentiated teaching. The power of guided reading is that small groups of students are taught at their instructional level, with book introductions, prompts, and teaching points carefully selected and planned based upon observable reading behaviors. Therefore generic lesson plans cannot be written for guided reading lessons. Each lesson is tailored to specific students. The guided reading lessons below are sample plans intended to demonstrate the types of book introductions, comprehension questions, word work, and writing about reading that might be used with students at a particular level. They are not designed to be used as a script, but rather as an example as you plan lessons for your students.