Effective Reading and Writing
A Focus on Modeling
September 10, 2015
Article can be found here
Regan, K., & Berkeley, S. (2011). Effective Reading and Writing Instruction: A Focus on Modeling.Intervention in School and Clinic, 276-282.
Summary of the Article
1. Did I show the students when and why they should use the strategy?
2. Did I definitively show how to do each part of the strategy?
3. Did I show the students that this is a flexible strategy? (may not be used all the time, need to look for certain characteristics)
I liked that the article included examples of teachers using modeling in the classroom with the summarizing main points in reading and persuading others in writing. Before this article, I was not aware that teachers need to explicitly describe the different processes for the students, but this is SO important in modeling.
As a teacher, can you describe another example of how you could use modeling in your classroom?
After this presentation, would you want to use modeling in the classroom? Why or why not?