Do you work with teachers, paraprofessionals, or pre-service teachers? Do you understand the importance of providing ALL students many opportunities to respond? If so, then providing teachers/paras feedback on their instruction is vitally important to ensuring all students are learning. When students are reading aloud in a small group or whole group setting it can be difficult to provide the teacher with useful feedback and next steps to improve instruction. This rubric and cheat sheet will help you focus your feedback on specific instructional strategies, students' reading accuracy, and the teacher's ability to support students when they struggle with answering comprehension questions. Two versions of the rubric are included.
“Choral reiteration” and the “touch-it strategy” are instructional strategies designed to increase the amount of active participation and increase student academic engagement through choral and physical responses during teacher questioning.
DID YOU KNOW???
When researchers increase rates of OTR (opportunities to respond), they have found increases in on-task student behavior and in correct responses, as well as fewer disruptive behaviors by students. (Brophy & Good, 1986; Carnine, 1976; Greenwood et al.,1984; Sutherland, Gunter, & Alder,2003).
Students who are engaged in learning are less likely to demonstrate problem behaviors (Suthedand et af.) and more likely to engage in active and correct responses (Sutherland & Snyder, 2007).