Reading & Writing Instruction
A Focus on Modeling
This article will change the way I teach by reminding me of steps to use when modeling strategies. I loved that the first step was to tell students why this strategy is being used. I think many times students feel they have to use a strategy because the teacher told them to do so, but it is important for them to know why. It is important for every lesson to express why this is important to know and how it will benefit the student.
Do you think modeling should be done every time you teach a new strategy?
How can modeling be used in the classroom other than with subject areas?
Regan, K., & Berkeley, S. (2011). Effective Reading and Writing Instruction: A Focus on Modeling. Intervention in School and Clinic, 276-282.