What is it?
- Planning instruction to naturally shift from teacher modeling to student independence
- Using think-aloud and modeling structures to progress through I Do, We Do, Two Do, You Do
- Designing learning experiences using a scaffolded approach
Model with explicit instruction, provide opportunities for guided and independent practice, while gradually transferring learning to the student
Engage in the cycle of learning moving from observing and questioning to practicing and creating
How can I implement in the classroom?
Articulate clear learning goals and explicitly model the thinking and creating process related to those goals
Provide students opportunities to practice skills or explore content with close teacher guidance and supporting resources or activities
Create opportunities for students to independently practice and allow students to demonstrate thinking and reflect with peers and teacher
Conclude with opportunities for students to practice the skills of the lesson independently
Weave opportunities for students to discover content, connect ideas, and consider real-world application and problems throughout all levels of the gradual release process