Strategy of the Week
How to Use Supplemental Teaching/Alternative Teaching
This strategy allows one teacher to work with students at their expected grade level, while the other teacher works with those students who need the information and/or materials retaught, extended, or remediated.
This can be done multiple and single subject classrooms. Students will benefit from reteaching, remediation, and extension of content.
The lead teacher may be teaching the whole class double-digit multiplication of decimals, while the support is teaching a group of students who need to be remediation on double-digit multiplication without decimals.
The lead teacher may be teaching poetry and the elements of poetry, while the support is giving enrichment to students who already have shown proficiency on the elements of poetry.
*The difference between this strategy and Alternative Teaching is the outcome. In the small group, you are looking to achieve a different outcome than the whole class lesson.